Photo: Nearly all the cars broken into were left open by their owners.
July has been designated National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month, but that hasn’t stopped a rash of break-ins of autos and trucks throughout Belmont in the past 30 days.
According to Belmont Police, the latest series of breaking and enterings occurred between Thursday night and Friday morning, July 20-21, many in the Grove Street area near the playground. Three cars were pilfered with easy to carry items – change, sunglasses and a charger – taken.
This is the second time the area was targeted; the previous event happened over the weekend of July 8-9.
Last week, cars across town in the Kendall Garden neighborhood off Mill Street were broken into overnight.
Belmont Police report that each break in had one thing in common; the vehicles were left unlocked by their owners.
“Lock up – don’t become a victim,” said the Belmont Police, who are asking residents to call 617-484-1212 with any information.