SAUQUOIT, N.Y. -- Oneida County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after several items were stolen from unlocked vehicles in Sauquoit overnight Monday into Tuesday.
The sheriff’s office received multiple surveillance videos showing the suspects checking for unlocked doors and going through the vehicles they could get into.
Sheriff Robert Maciol says he’s seen more car break-ins in the last year than he’s ever seen, but the thieves are often released with appearance tickets.
“These people are not spending a lot of time in your driveway - they're either going through on foot, going through on bicycles in some cases; then when they find that car that's got the keys in it or the key fob in it, they’re taking off -- it’s a quick escape for them,” said Maciol.
The sheriff’s best advice is to make sure vehicle doors are locked, especially overnight.