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Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, 12:51 a.m.
 

A rash of thefts from parked cars is prompting Oakmont police to ask residents to lock their vehicles.

Police are urging residents to not leave valuables in plain view in their cars.

During the early morning hours of Monday, police received reports about items taken from at least a dozen cars. So far, vehicles have been hit by thieves between 12th and 15th streets.

“We're still getting calls in,” Chief David DeSanti said on Monday.

The cars aren't being broken into so far.

Thieves are gaining entry by opening the doors of unlocked vehicles and just taking valuables.

“We're asking people to lock their cars,” he said.

The thieves got away with cash, GPS units and other valuable items, he said.

Police believe that juveniles could be responsible for the thefts.

Mary Ann Thomas is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-226-4691 or mthomas@tribweb.com.

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