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La Grange residents reminded to lock vehicles, remove valuables after 8 thefts reported in 24 hours

Published: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:36 p.m. CDT

LA GRANGE – Residents around the area are being cautioned and reminded to securely lock their vehicles after a number of car thefts were reported in July.

In the span of 24 hours, the village of La Grange experienced an increase in vehicle thefts with eight separate thefts from vehicles reported.

The eight vehicles were all located between Madison and Seventh avenues in the 600 and 700 blocks and were entered between July 17 and 18. The removed items included iPads, cell phones and GPS devices.

In all eight car thefts, the vehicles were left unlocked with the items left in plain sight.

The village reminded residents to lock vehicles and remove valuable items from being in plain view in an effort to the keep the community and village safe.

Residents who see any suspicious activity are asked to dial 9-1-1 immediately. Indicators might be any excessive dog barking, strange noises, or someone parking a car and walking to another location.

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