String of thefts from cars reported at Majors Choice in Bel Air

Bel Air police are asking town residents to help find suspects in a string of thefts from vehicles reported Thursday.

The thefts occurred overnight between Wednesday and Thursday in the Majors Choice and Shamrock neighborhoods, according to a release from Sgt. Jim Lockard.

He said several thefts were reported from unlocked vehicles and none of the vehicles was damaged. He also said no items of substantial value were taken.

"Police ask that you do not leave items of value in your parked cars and that you lock your car doors. Items left in plain view simply entice would-be thieves to commit crimes of opportunity," the press release says.

Dave Mitchell, who has lived on Dora Place for seven years, said cash, an old and new iPhone, sunglasses and keys were stolen.

He said his car locks automatically so he assumed it was locked.

Mitchell said when he went into the police station, at least seven others were there reporting thefts.

"It seems to be a common theme with everyone in the police station, that it seems ongoing," he said.

Anyone with information on the crimes is asked to contact Bel Air police, 410-638-4500.

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