Gates police say the town is experiencing almost nightly thefts from unlocked cars...and they're asking for your help in stopping it.
The Gates PD says on its Facebook page today that most of these thefts are occurring between 2:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. They're asking people not to leave valuable items in their cars: no purses, wallets, extra keys, electronic devices or firearms. They say a handgun was recently stolen from an unlocked car. They also ask that you make sure to lock your car. Don't make it easy for the thieves.
If you wake up in the middle of the night and see someone near your car or it appears your car has been entered, quietly call 911 and allow the officers to respond. The department says this rash of thefts is occurring all over Monroe County and people need to work with law enforcement to stop it.