Police probing string of vehicle break-ins
State police continue to investigate a rash of vehicle break-ins in northern Blair County.
Police said nine vehicles were entered and ransacked between 8 p.m. Tuesday night and 6 a.m. Wednesday morning in Antis and Snyder townships.
Police said two vehicles – a Chevrolet van and a Saturn Vue – had keys left inside them and were stolen. The Saturn was recovered, but the Chevrolet work van remains unaccounted for, according to state police spokesman Trooper Jeffrey Petucci.
The van was stolen from 2410 Grandview Road, Tyrone, and the Saturn was taken from 698 Hayes Street, Tyrone.
Three other vehicles were ransacked on the 2500 block of Grandview Road, with items stolen from one of the victims, police said. Three vehicles on the 100 block of Stapleton Street in Tyrone were ransacked as well, and a victim on the 5000 block of East Pleasant Valley Boulevard, Grazierville, had three vehicles entered with three AM/FM radios taken, police said.
Police said money was taken in some of the incidents, and all the vehicles were unlocked. Police caution residents to keep their vehicles locked and not to keep keys inside them.
Anyone with information about the thefts is asked to call state police in Hollidaysburg at 696-6100.