Havana police arrested two juveniles earlier this month in connection with a recent string of vehicle burglaries in the small town.
Havana Police Chief Tracy Smith said the juveniles perused the streets of Havana, checking for unlocked vehicle doors. Upon finding an unlocked door, the suspects would enter the vehicle looking for money, electronics and anything else of value.
“This has been an ongoing problem in not only Havana, but all of the surrounding communities,” Smith said. “The officers of the Havana Police Department will continue to work diligently to put a stop to such criminal acts.”
Although these two suspects are off the street, as long as residents leave their vehicle doors unlocked, burglaries like these will continue, police say.
Smith urges vehicle owners to remove all valuables when away from the vehicle and to lock the door every time.
“Never leave your vehicle running and unattended,” Smith cautioned.
Special to The Herald