Theft from Vehicles NE Lancaster City January 2019

Since January 1, 2019 there have been (20) reported incidents of theft from parked, unoccupied vehicles in the NE section of Lancaster City. The majority of these thefts have occurred since January 21st through the 28th. 

In most incidents entry was gained by smashing a vehicle window. The suspect(s) took whatever items were left unsecured or in plain view inside the vehicles. The majority of incidents occurred during the overnight hours. 

Property Crimes Detectives are investigating these cases. In the meantime, we remind residents that leaving items of value in a vehicle is not recommended. Vehicle owners should remove valuable items from their vehicles or secure them in a trunk, out of sight. 

If anyone has any information about theft from vehicles in Lancaster City, please contact us at 717-735-3301. Anonymous tips can also be submitted through this Crime Watch page. If anyone has had their vehicle broken into and had not previously reported it, please contact Police dispatch at 717-664-1180 to have an Officer file a report.