The West Seneca Police would like to remind people to keep their cars locked when parked unattended, especially overnight.
During the warm weather months, we see an increase in thefts from vehicles. For the most part, these are crimes of opportunity. As perpetrators walk around the streets at night time, they will check car doors to see if they are locked. If your car is unlocked, They will enter, and take any valuables left inside. Items commonly taken are cell phones, GPS units, I pads, money, wallets, etc.
The vast majority of past victims left their vehicles unlocked. It is rare that we find a vehicle that has been damaged to gain entry due to it being locked. These people do not want to make a lot of noise by breaking into a car. Therefore they move on when faced with a locked door.
Don't make yourself an easy target for thieves. Keep your cars locked when they are unattended,