Wallets, money and GPS devices were taken from several vehicles – most of them left unlocked – overnight in Wenham.
The thefts occurred between 11 p.m. on Wednesday and 5 a.m. on Thursday, Wenham Police Chief Ken Walsh said in a written statement released on Thursday afternoon. Police did not say exactly how many reports were received about vehicle break-ins and how many were from unlocked vehicles versus locked vehicles.
The thefts occurred along Topsfield Road (Route 97) and several side streets in the western part of the town.
The thefts come on the heels of several overnight vehicle break-ins in other nearby communities in recent days. In Danvers, police said several unlocked cars were entered and items were taken between Sunday and Wednesday. Danvers police issued a public alert about the thefts on Wednesday morning.
Hamilton Police Lt. Scott Janes said no vehicle break-ins were reported in Hamilton on Wednesday night or Thursday morning.
Wenham police ask anyone with information about the break-ins to call them at 978-468-4000.
Police are also reminding residents to lock their car doors, keep outside lights on and report suspicious activity to the police immediately.