LEBANON – The Lebanon Police Department is investigating a rash of car break-ins across the city after receiving more than a dozen reports in one day.
Police responded to at least 15 reports of thefts on Monday. Many of the victims left their vehicle doors unlocked overnight and woke up to find valuables missing.
Raymond Bahney discovered the driver’s side door on his truck wasn’t shut. The inside was a mess.
“My middle console right here, it was shut, but everything that was in it, was in the passenger seat,” he said as he showed Fox 59 the crime scene. “That’s when I found my medicine was gone.”
Police have received reports of stolen medicine, electronics, firearms and money.
Captain Tyson Warmoth said the thieves are likely teenagers looking for a quick opportunity on their way to school in the morning.
“We’ve had candy stolen from one vehicle. That’s why we believe it’s mostly kids, teenagers,” he said. “We get a rash of these every year at the beginning of school for some reason.”
Bahney said he thought he’d locked his truck doors but will definitely double-check his vehicles from now on.
If you see anything suspicious in your neighborhood, contact police immediately