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Clayton Police: Stolen Vehicle and String of Car Entries Reported

The vehicle entries happened on streets such as Oxford and Buckingham drives.

One vehicle theft and a string of vehicle entries and break-ins has been reported in Clayton over a two-week period, police reported.

A perpetrator stole a vehicle that had been parked overnight in the 6400 block of Rosebury Avenue, the stated in its online blotter. The incident was reported Tuesday.

The vehicle had been parked on the street. In the neighboring 6300 block, license-plate tabs were stolen that night from another vehicle.

Those incidents follow a series of vehicle break-ins and entries that began last week:
— Aug. 21: Items were stolen from two unlocked vehicles parked overnight on Arundel Place near DeMun Avenue.
— Aug. 24: Items were stolen from two unlocked vehicles parked overnight in the 7400 block of Oxford Drive. That same night, numerous unlocked vehicles were entered in the 7400 block of Buckingham Drive, though nothing was reported missing.
— Aug. 25: A vehicle break-in happened in the 6300 block of Northwood Avenue.
— Aug. 27: A vehicle break-in happened overnight in the 6400 block of San Bonita Avenue.

Police are investigating whether the vehicle entries are connected, Community Services Officer Korey Golcynski said. He urged people to take preventative measures by locking their car doors.

An explanatory YouTube video by Golcynski describing ways to protect a vehicle from perpetrators is attached to this article.

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