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The Southold Town Police Department is currently investigating the ongoing rash of larcenies from unlocked vehicles in residential driveways. There have been numerous cases of thefts from vehicles, in addition, several motor vehicles have also been stolen. In all cases, vehicles were left unlocked and ignition keys were left inside the vehicle.
We are urging all residents to lock their vehicle, remove any valuables overnight and keep your ignition keys/fobs secured in your house. Video provided to the Southold Town Police indicates that these suspects are walking through yards and checking vehicle doors, if they are locked they move on.
We are working with specialized units from other agencies and directed patrols of residential neighborhoods have been initiated during the overnight hours.
If you observe suspicious activity, do not engage the suspects, immediately call 911.