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Rash of thefts from unlocked cars reported

Melinda Dudley

— Eighteen vehicles were broken into between Tuesday and Friday at condominium complexes in the area of Whistler Road, according to local police.

The reports came in two waves – unknown suspects entered vehicles overnight Tuesday, and again Thursday night, Steamboat Springs Police Capt. Joel Rae said. Police are investigating whether the waves are connected.

Small items such as cash, electronics and a bottle of alcohol were reported stolen from some of the vehicles, Sgt. Rich Brown said Friday.

“It looks like just about every vehicle was unlocked,” Brown said. “They haven’t had to break windows or force entry into any of them.”

Vehicles entered Thursday night and Friday morning had been parked at the Walton Village, Whistler Village and Alpine Meadows townhomes, Skyview Terraces, and Meadowood Court.

Police have little information to go on – a man reported seeing two men entering vehicles parked on Cypress Court early Wednesday. He described them as two white men, ages 18 to 25, wearing hooded sweatshirts, Brown said.

The man was standing on his deck after midnight Wednesday when he saw the two men getting into a truck, Brown said. After awhile, the man realized they weren’t the owners of the vehicle, but the suspects fled on foot when the man approached them.

Brown urged people to lock their vehicles and condos, secure valuables, and report any suspicious activity to the police.

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