Wellesley Police Urging People To Lock Their Cars After Recent Thefts

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WELLESLEY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Wellesley Police are urging residents to lock their vehicles after a recent string of thefts.

"Recently, 7 unlocked cars were targeted and valuables taken in the Bristol/Sagamore/Tanglewood Road area during the overnight hours," police tweeted Monday. "1 vehicle was unlocked had the keys in it, and was subsequently stolen."

Surveillance footage captured a masked man with gloves entering an unlocked Porsche, discovering the key fob inside the vehicle, and driving away.

"We try our best to put out crime bulletins saying, 'Lock your vehicles. Please don't leave your keys in them.' And unfortunately, people get a false sense of security," Wellesley Police Officer Michael Mankavech told WBZ-TV.

Wellesley Police say other MetroWest communities are dealing with similar crimes that they believe may be the work of various organized groups that target neighborhoods.

WBZ's Brooke McCarthy (@BrookeWBZ) reports.

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