July 25, 2016

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Thieves take guns, DVD players from cars in Hinckley Twp.

HINCKLEY TWP. — Police are asking homeowners to be careful to lock their cars after seven residents reported having items stolen from inside their unlocked vehicles overnight.

Shotguns and DVD players were reported stolen from residents who parked their cars on driveways on Center, Carr, Bellus, State and King roads between Nov. 12 and 15.

Hinckley Detective Sgt. Dan Huff said the Police Department has no suspects but believes the break-ins are connected.

“They hit a number of houses over just a couple of nights,” Huff said. “Every one was an unlocked car.”

• On Nov. 12, police took two theft reports. The first was in the 100 block of Center Road. A portable DVD player, DVDs, car charger and iPod Nano, with a total value of $3,372, were reported stolen.

The second report came from the first block of Carr Road. A gym bag was reported stolen and it contained $60 in cash and two sets of eyeglasses. That victim’s neighbor also reported a gym bag stolen from a vehicle. It contained a yoga mat and some change.

• On Nov. 14, a leather jacket and an iPhone charger were reported stolen from a vehicle on Bellus Road.

• On Nov. 15, police took three more theft reports. In the 1200 block of Bellus Road, two 81 mm mortar shells were reported stolen, in the 100 block of State Road, a set of golf clubs was reported stolen from a vehicle, and on King Road two shotguns and tools were reported stolen from a car.

Huff said he’s most concerned about the weapons theft.

“That really concerns me,” he said. “These criminals now have weapons.”

Huff said anyone with information about the thefts is asked to call Hinckley police at (330) 278-7161.

Contact reporter Loren Genson at (330) 721-4063 or lgenson@medina-gazette.com.

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Loren Genson was The Gazette's senior reporter. From August 2012 through September 2015, she covered Brunswick city and state and national government. To contact The Gazette, call the managing editor at (330) 721-4065.