Yorktown police are reminding residents to be cognizant of their surroundings when parking their vehicles in public parking lots and not to dismiss any behavior that seems suspicious.
Seven vehicles were broken into on Monday, Jan. 21, between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at the parking lot directly across from Toys R Us on Bank Road and the Club Fit parking lot in Jefferson Valley, police said.
Pocketbooks, briefcases and other personal items were taken from each vehicle, police said.
"In all instances, windows were broken to gain entry into the vehicles," Yorktown Police Lt. Robert Noble said. "No arrests have been made at this time."
The Yorktown Police Department has and will continue to patrol the Bank Road area aggressively, police said. They are asking the public to call the police department at 914-962-4141 if any suspicious people or activity is noticed in parking lots.
"We would also like to remind the public not to leave items of value in plain sight within parked vehicles," Noble said. "Take a few extra moments to be cognizant of your surroundings when parking your vehicle in public parking lots and do not dismiss any behavior that you believe to be suspicious."