East Lampeter Township Police are investigating nearly a dozen overnight car break-ins in the Highland Acres neighborhood including: Homestead Drive, Highland Drive, Linda Avenue, Drexel Avenue, Eastland Drive, Greenfield Rd, and Silver Birch Drive. Money, collectibles, and personal items were among those items stolen. The majority of the vehicles were determined to have been unlocked;
Additionally, there have been a number of vehicles damaged recently by what appears to be a BB gun of similar air rifle.
The East Lampeter Township Police is asking for the public’s assistance – if your vehicle was entered, damaged, and/or have had property stolen recently, please contact our agency to file a report. Also, we are asking area residents and businesses to please check their security video for footage of suspicious or criminal activity.
With nicer weather approaching, we will find ourselves outside more often. Many crimes are opportunistic – by making it more difficult for criminals we can help to keep ourselves and our neighbors safer:
- Keep valuables out of sight in unoccupied vehicles while shopping, visiting, etc
- Remove valuables from vehicles overnight
- LOCK all vehicles, sheds, garages, and homes during the day and evenings – burglars have been known to enter buildings while homeowners are outside working
- Be aware of your surroundings and report suspicious activity to the police