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Thieves Sneak into Unlocked Newport Cars

Cars parked on Cypress Street and Orchard Drive in Newport Beach were recently targeted by thieves. Police urge residents to lock car doors at all times.

Unlocked cars were recently broken into in Newport Beach, police reported.

The incidents occurred between Saturday, Sept. 29 and Sunday, Sept. 30.

• A thief went into a unlocked car parked in the 20300 block of Cypress Street. Police say a purse was stolen.

• Police say a thief rummaged through another unlocked car parked in the 20300 block of Cypress Street and took items left on the victim's dashboard.

• A laptop was stolen from an unlocked car parked in the 2300 block of Orchard Drive.

Vehicle Safety Tips:

  • Take valuables out: Remove all valuable from plain sight or hide them before arriving at your destination.
  • Lock your vehicle: Verify your vehicle is securely locked before leaving the area.
  • Close your windows: An open window or sunroof allows for quick entry into your vehicle by a thief – Always check that they are completely shut before leaving your vehicle.

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