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Eight Cars Ransacked In Hastings Over Three Days

HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. – Thieves broke into eight cars in Hastings on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Items were taken from some of the cars, while others were just entered. Police have not determined if the incidents are connected, but Lt. David Dosin said they probably are.

“During an investigation you don’t want to close any doors,” Dosin said. “I’m not going to say they’re not related, and at this time it appears they are.”

The first entry was reported to Hastings police around 11 a.m. Saturday, July 14, by a resident of Nepera Place who said his daughter’s 2003 Lexus LX470 was entered during the night, said Lt. David Dosin. The caller said the car could have been unlocked when the entry occurred. The police said an iPod and case valued at $250, a spare key to another car, and $2 worth of change were taken.

The following incidents also happened in the three-day period:

Warburton Avenue: A caller reported that his 1999 Ford Contour was entered Monday, July 16, on Warburton Avenue between 3 and 3:30 a.m. while parked in Boulanger Plaza. The caller reported that he parked the car and walked into the village to collect recyclables, and when he returned the glove compartment was open and its contents were strewn on the floor, Dosin said. No items were taken.

Main Street: Police responded to a call at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, July 15, from a 55-year-old Hastings woman who reported that two vehicles were entered overnight on Main Street, Dosin said. No items were taken from the first vehicle, and various items were taken from the second vehicle. Police canvassed the area and no other cars appeared to have been entered.

Rosedale Avenue: A resident of Rosedale Avenue reported that his car was entered Sunday, July 15, Dosin said. The resident said the car was unlocked and in his driveway, and a small amount of cash was taken. Police canvassed the area and found two other vehicles that had been entered on Rosedale Avenue. A 2005 Acura and 1998 Volvo were entered and had items taken. There was no sign of forced entry on either car, Dosin said.

Clunie Avenue: A resident walked into police headquarters and reported that his van had been entered Saturday, July 14, around 2:45 a.m. The Clunie Avenue resident said his daughter saw flashlight activity in the van, but thought it was her father preparing for a fishing trip. A small flashlight, a digital camera and $30 in cash were taken.

Hamilton Avenue: Police received a call Sunday, July 15, from a Hamilton Avenue resident who said her car was entered overnight but nothing was taken. A house guest at another Hamilton Avenue residence called police the same day to report that a 2008 Volvo was entered overnight while parked in a driveway, Dosin said. The woman could not determine if any items were taken, but noticed that the contents had been disturbed, Dosin said.

No arrests have been made.

Hastings police ask anyone with information to call the nonemergency line at 914-478-2344. The police urge all residents to keep car doors locked at all times.

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