Mishawaka Police are asking for help from the public to find the people behind four car thefts that all took place on the evening…
The thefts happened between 9 p.m. on Monday, June 17, through 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18.
The vehicles were taken from the 200 block of Lowell Avenue, 200 N. State Street, the 1000 block of West 7th Street, and the 500 Block of East 16th Street.
Mishawaka Police released the following information about the car thefts:
The Mishawaka Police Detective Bureau is investigating four auto thefts that occurred in the same evening, – 06/17/2019 to 06/18/2019 between the hours of 9:00 PM to 5:30 AM. The locations of occurrence were in the 200 block of Lowell Ave, 200 N. State Street, 1000 Block of West 7th Street, and 500 Block of East 16th Street. In all incidents, the keys and a key fob to the cars were left inside the car.
During one of the incidents, a witness saw a group of suspicious people wearing all dark clothing and had their hoods up going through cars. These individuals are believed to be juveniles and possible suspects in stolen vehicles. An Officer dispatched to this area, located a stolen car near the area the suspects were last seen. As of today, two of the stolen cars have been located and returned to their owners.
If you witness any suspicious activity; a person going through cars, juveniles out past curfew, we urge you to call police dispatch. The Juvenile Justice Center has informed us that they will automatically detain the driver, if a juvenile, of any stolen vehicle.
Please help prevent thefts from vehicles and stolen vehicles by keeping all personal valuables; money, computers, keys, key fobs, purses, out of your vehicle. These only tempt someone to steal valuables from you.