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Rash Of Burglaries

Strikes Center City

Police Warn: Lock Doors, Windows, Cars

By LIBBY CUDMORE • for www.AllOTSEGO.com

ONEONTA – With six burglaries and two car thefts in the last 10 days, Oneonta police are warning Center City residents to lock their cars, doors and windows.

“This isn’t a student taking a chair off a porch and moving it a few houses up the block,” said Lt. Douglas Brenner, Oneonta Police Department. “The thieves are taking purses, wallets, cash, and electronics, anything that’s valuable and easily disposed of or sold. They’re not taking TVs or artwork.”

Additionally, two cars have been reported stolen, although one has been recovered. Still missing is a 2004 blue Honda Civic with NY registration GCD-1041.

Brenner advised that residents lock windows, doors and cars and keep valuables out of sight. He also recommends installing motion-sensing lights to deter thieves, and has stated that additional police presence will be dispatched to the neighborhood. Securing your home from potential thieves is extremely important. If you feel like your locks are not good enough or you need additional locks to help, check out your local listings for a reliable locksmith like Locksmith Lake Worth FL, remember to keep on top of your home security.

If anyone has any information regarding these burglaries, they are asked to call the Oneonta Police Department, (607) 432-1113.

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