Thieves Rummage Through Unlocked Newport Cars

Gifts cards and keys were among items stolen from cars in Newport Beach. Police urge residents to lock car doors and windows at all times.

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

  • On Tuesday, Jan. 1 a thief stole keys from the center console of an unlocked car parked on Saint Tropez.
  • On Monday, Dec. 31 a thief stole gift cards from an unlocked car parked on Harbor Ridge Drive. Police say on the same day, a suspect also rummaged through three unlocked cars parked on Saint Tropez, Monaco and Hillsborough. No items were reported missing.

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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