Aspinwall police urging residents to lock vehicles after rash of break-ins
Aspinwall police are investigating a rash of thefts from vehicles and are urging residents to lock their doors.
Most recently, a man was seen in the early morning hours of Aug. 15 attempting to open vehicles along 12 th Street.
The man was caught by surveillance video at 4:52 a.m. trying to enter two cars but was thwarted because the vehicles were locked.
“This type of theft is a crime of opportunity and can be prevented with a few tips,” Acting Chief Dave Nemec said.
He reminded people to remove valuables, including cell phones, wallets, sunglasses and shopping bags, from their cars.
Residents should never leave spare keys inside their vehicle, and, when possible should park their car in a well-lit area, he said.
“Protect your insurance and registration documents as well as your garage door opener,” Nemec said.
Residents should not feel shy to report any suspicious activity to 9-1-1, Nemec said.
Tawnya Panizzi is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tawnya at 412-782-2121, ext. 2, firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter @tawnyatrib.