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Genoa Township Police Warns Residents Of Recent Car Break-Ins

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GENOA TOWNSHIP, Ohio -

Police officers are warning residents to lock car doors and remove valuable items from sight after a string of overnight break-ins in Genoa Township.

Officers said three vehicles were broken in to early morning on Feb. 8. Windows were broken out and belongings stolen.

According to police, a garage door opener was also taken and used to break in to a garage. A laptop and money were among the items stolen.

Police say the incidents happened at the Highland Lakes North and Highland Hills subdivisions.

"I just wasn't aware that it was this close to where we are. So obviously it concerns me," said Genoa Township resident Eileen Vinayak.

Vinayak, who has lived in Highland Lakes North for about one year says while like most of her neighbors she has a garage, she does park outside from time to time.

"On a particularly busy day you're in and out. You tend to park on the driveway and sometimes you just leave the car out overnight…never given it a second thought but I think now we're definitely going to think twice before we do that." Vinayak said.

This is not the first string of car break-ins. Last August, Genoa Township Police handled 16 car break-ins in one month. That was four times the average for the area.

If you have any information that can help, please contact Genoa Township Police.

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