String of car thefts reported in Delaware

January 21, 2009 9:22:10 AM PST
Over the past two days ten communities in the Brandywine Hundred area have experienced multiple thefts from vehicles during the overnight hours. Brandon, Brandywood, Chapelcroft, Kimberly Chase, Rockwood Hills, Shipley Woods, Talleybrook, Talley Hill, Weldin Park and Weldin Ridge have all reported thefts.

The investigation has revealed that all of the victims' cars involved were left unlocked. The suspect(s) involved removed items such as electronics, cash, purses and other items of value.

Police were able to track the movements of at least one suspect who left foot prints in the snow.

It appears the person was walking along the street and into several driveways of the surrounding homes searching for unlocked cars.

To offer information regarding this crime, please contact the New Castle County Police Department at 395-8110, or visit our website at, or call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

Citizens can also text a crime tip to: CRIMES (274637), then type TIPS702, leave one space and then begin typing the information.

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