YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park Police are asking Yorktown residents not to leave valuables in their vehicles after break-ins Monday at the park.
Park police received a call Monday afternoon that multiple vehicles had been broken into at the park, representatives with the department said. The break-ins reportedly occurred in at least two separate cars at about noon on Lot 4, park police said Wednesday.
Although most crimes, especially break-ins, typically occur in the summer, Park Police spokesman Randy Simon is cautioning residents that it could happen at any time.
“It happens every so often, so that’s why we encourage the public to keep their valuables out of sight in their cars and lock things in their trunk if you’re going to be away from the car for any extended period of time,” Simon said. “Any time you have someone in that kind of business, they’re going to look for any opportunities they may have.”
Simon said the police do not have a suspect in the Monday thefts.
“With the first vehicle, they stole a purse, but it was fortunate that there wasn’t any money in it. With the other, we believe it could have just been an attempted break-in, but nothing was actually taken,” he said. “We always encourage people to report suspicious behavior to park police. When we describe suspicious behavior, it could just be someone looking into multiple car windows or driving in and out of parking lots.”