Police Investigate Norfolk-Area Vehicle Break-Ins
Personal information of customers of a furnace rental company - including Social Security numbers - were taken as part of a rash of vehicle break-ins in the Norfolk area.
State police are warning people to lock their vehicles at night.
They say there have been nine vehicle break-ins since last Thursday.
Items like GPS systems, cellular phones, prescription drugs and cash were allegedly taken.
In one instance, a computer backup tape was taken from the vehicle of an employee of Enbridge, a company that rents furnaces and water heaters
Police say the tape contained customers' Social Security numbers and other personal information.
Police say the thefts are believed to have been the work of the same person or group and may be drug related.
"We believe they may have been related to the need of people that may be addicted to, in particular, prescription drugs and are looking for items of value that they can sell to get that quick cash," said police Lt. Kevin Boyea.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013, Watertown, NY
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