Several Milford residents reported their cars and work vehicles were broken into early Thursday morning. Milford Police say most of the vehicles were not locked.
According to the police log, suspicious activity first was reported about 3:30 a.m. Thursday, when a caller on Claflin Street called 911 and said he saw a man in his 20s with tan cargo shorts and a dark shirt inside his vehicle. The man then headed down Forest Street heading toward Grove Street.
Beginning at 6 a.m. and for the next few hours, several callers reported vehicle break-ins. They included:
5:55 a.m.: A caller on Orchard Street said several vehicles were broken into overnight, and listed four home addresses.
6:45 a.m.: A man who lives on Grove Street walked in to police headquarters and said his laptop and wallet were taken from his van.
7:13 a.m.: A caller on Poplar Street said a car was broken into and makeup cases stolen. They were recovered on another street and returned to the owner.
7:16 a.m.: A person who lives on Grove Street walked into police headquarters and reported his work van was broken into.
9:27 a.m.: A man on South Main Street said his vehicle was broken into, although he wasn't able to find anything significant missing.
Milford Police Lt. James Falvey said a report indicated that most of the vehicles were not locked. He said residents need to lock all doors and bring in valuables, as well.
Car break-ins are a crime of opportunity, he said, in that thieves will pick the cars that are in darker places or where they will not be seen.