Theft from Parked Vehicles

During the month of August there continued to be numerous thefts from parked vehicles inAbington Township. Although a majority of these recent thefts occurred in the Huntingdon Valley and Elkins Park sections of the township, all neighborhoods have fallen victim to these types of thefts in the past. These thefts can include items from GPS units to sunglasses and spare change, but almost all of them have one thing in common…the vehicle was left unlocked!!

Thieves are drawn to areas where it’s easy to steal because of unlocked doors and valuables left in plain view, and once in the area thieves may be emboldened to commit other crimes such as burglary.

Help fight crime in your neighborhood by locking your doors and securing all valuablessuch as cell phones or GPS units in the trunk or glove box of your car!!

Although Abington and Rockledge Police Departments made arrests for the Huntingdon Valleyand Elkins Park crimes, we need to continue to work together to deter such criminal activity in the future.

If you have any questions or need additional information on how to protect your vehicle and home, please do not hesitate to contact Officer Roger Gillispie at 267-536-1077.

From: Chief William J. Kelly