MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA– Police Chief Todd Fitzgerald and the Manchester-by-the-Sea Police Department are reminding community members to always lock and secure their vehicles after a series of recent motor vehicle break-ins.
Manchester-by-the-Sea Police have received five reports of motor vehicle break-ins in the community this week. Police are actively investigating the incidents, which appear to be connected. All the vehicles that were broken into had been left unlocked.
“These recent unfortunate incidents serve as an important reminder: always lock your vehicle when you get home, in parking lots, or anywhere you may be parking,” Chief Fitzgerald said. “It’s a habit that can and will protect your property and help you avoid falling victim to a break-in.”
The Manchester Police Department offers the following tips:
- Always lock all car doors.
- Roll up windows and close sunroofs.
- Never leave loose electronics, money or other valuables in plain view.
- Call police immediately if you notice something is missing.
Residents are also advised to lock the doors and windows of their homes at night and any time they leave to prevent break-ins.
Anyone who would like to report suspicious activity should call 911 immediately. Anyone with information about the recent break-ins can contact the Manchester-by-the-Sea Police Department at 978-526-1212.