ARMONK, N.Y. – A surge in car break-ins – 29 in the first half of February – seems to have ended, North Castle Police Chief William Fisher said.
“We have not had a break-in since February 16th, so they seemed to have stopped,” said North Castle Police Chief William Fisher. “But don’t jinx us.”
Police are treating the break-ins as an open case and are still actively investigating them. Fisher said police are certain those responsible were not kids or teenagers, but older.
“We have some good leads that we’re working on,” he said.
The first wave of thefts mostly involved valuables such as wallets and loose change left in cars, but the more recent incidents invovled items such as groceries, police said.
The break-ins have taken place in residential locations, such as Armonk’s Davis Drive, Lakeridge Drive and Chestnut Ridge Road. Most of the vehicles were left unlocked in driveways, police said.
North Castle Police continue to urge residents to lock their car doors.