The holidays should be a time for giving, but the Havre Police Department has noticed a lot of taking lately.
Havre Police Chief Kirk Fitch sent out a press release Friday announcing “a string of thefts from vehicle (gun) cases, with suspects targeting unlocked vehicles. ”
The thefts have mostly been firearms during this recent spat, though other valuable items like tools and iPods have been popular among thieves who just check car doors and take what they find.
Fitch also said that the thefts are not isolated to any particular area. They happen wherever owners leave valuables in their unlocked vehicles.
“The department is aggressively conducting follow-up investigations to find the suspects and recover the weapons, ” Fitch said in the release. “We are asking the public to help in two ways. Please contact us with any information relating to these crimes and remember to keep your vehicle locked, especially at night (we advise people to remove valuables, like firearms, from your vehicle if it is not garaged). ”
People can call in information anonymously to Crimestoppers at 265-4444.