Unlocked vehicles ransacked in Delmar, police say

BETHLEHEM — Police are investigating 15 reports of theft from unlocked vehicles in Delmar Wednesday night.

Bethlehem police spokesman Commander Adam N. Hornick said the reports took place overnight, from about 10 p.m. Wednesday through 5:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6. They were mostly in the neighborhood known as Old Delmar, which extends from across from the town hall over to Hamagrael Elementary School and includes Paxwood Road, Oldox Road, Huntersfield Road, Nathaniel Boulevard, Stratton Place, McMillen Place, and Adams Place.

“They covered quite a large area where they worked,” Hornick said of the thieves. “They were definitely out there for a while.”

Hornick emphasized that all affected vehicles were unlocked. Items stolen included change, money, wallets and other personal property, and electronic devices.

Police are advising residents to:

— Ensure that all vehicles parked outside overnight are locked;

— Keep valuables out of sight; and

— Leave exterior lights, or motion-sensor lights, on overnight.

Police are asking anyone whose home surveillance video may show the suspects to review their footage.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 518-439-9973.

Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Capital Region Crime Stoppers at www.capitalregioncrimestoppers.com or by downloading the free P3 Tips app to any IOS or Android device.

— Elizabeth Floyd Mair ​

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