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Monday starts with car break-ins for McCordsville PD

The McCordsville area kicked off the new week with a rash of vehicle break-ins, according to officials.

According to Detective Aaron Watts, a group of subjects were seen in the Austin Trace subdivision, specifically on Denton Court, before 6 a.m. Monday breaking into unlocked cars.

Watts is asking those who live in the area to check their exterior cameras to see if they picked up any footage of the crimes.

Watts told Giant FM that the department has been made aware by surrounding towns and cities of vehicle break-ins over the past few weeks.

“Generally, but not always, these suspects are walking car to car pulling on door handles until they find an unlocked one,” Watts told Giant FM.

There are several tips Watts has offered residents.

“The best and easiest advice for residents is to lock their car doors and keep valuables out of plain sight. It is best to remove all valuables from vehicles, which include garage door openers, house keys, any kind of identifying information, etc.,” Watts told Giant FM.