NEW HARTFORD, NY - New Hartford police are investigating the theft of eight vehicles in both the town and village since July 1st.
In each case, the keys were left in an unlocked car.
Police say the vehicles were stolen overnight from residences in the areas of Merritt Place and Overbrook Crescent, as well as the Cliff's gas station on Burrstone Road.
Police believe that they're dealing with the same suspect or suspects for at least some of the thefts.
They say they've recovered all eight stolen vehicles, and that the majority have collision and interior damage caused by the suspect or suspects.
New Hartford police want to remind the public to always lock their cars and never leave valuables in sight.