Police investigate vehicle break-ins in Kinderhook

State Police are warning drivers to lock their vehicles, after a rash of break-ins. Bill Williams/ Columbia-Greene Media

KINDERHOOK — A rash of early-morning vehicle break-ins in the Kinderhook area has prompted state police to issue warnings to vehicle owners, Aaron Hicks, public information officer for State Police Troop K, said Friday.

Police are investigating more than 15 reports of vehicle break-ins and items being taken out of them, Hicks said.

All of the break-ins occurred in residential areas and took place between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m., Hicks said. In all cases, the vehicles were left unlocked, with valuables inside.

State police are reminding people to lock their vehicles at all times and remove all keys, key fobs, valuables, credit cards and personal identification, Hicks said.

Do not leave vehicles running unattended, with the windows down, or unlocked, even for short periods of time, Hicks said.

Although the break-ins took place in the Kinderhook area, it’s best to follow these rules wherever you live, Hicks said.

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