Car break-in spree rocks Mercyhurst

Students were advised via email by Police and Safety about a series of car break-ins that occurred over the past week.

Police said Tuesday that two incidents were reported.

The first of these occurred on Thursday night, between the hours of 6 p.m. and 8 a.m.

Police and Safety is currently investigating the cases. They have also heightened security on campus parking areas by means of their dispatched officers and security cameras across campus.

The victims reported their vehicles had their windows shattered with rocks or pieces of concrete.

Goods stolen included valuables and money that were left in plain sight, like the passenger footboard of one of the vehicles.

“Make it a habit to lock your vehicle no matter what. Some of these vehicles were left unlocked,” said Chief of Police Robert Kuhn on the e-mail sent to students and faculty.

Police and Safety also recommends that students take valuables out of their cars and store them in the trunk or take them inside.

If you have any information regarding these thefts please contact Police/Safety @ 824-2304. All information will be kept confidential.