Police are trying to find those responsible for breaking into several cars in the city of Marshfield.
It’s a crime police say shows just how far some people are willing to go to make a few dollars. Officers in Marshfield say people are breaking into cars inside resident's garages.
Officers with the Marshfield Police Department say the calls started coming in Friday morning. Residents were calling to report that their garages were broken into, and valuables were taken from inside their vehicles.
Marshfield police say they received four calls Friday morning alone. Each of the callers stated that they had been burglarized sometime late Thursday night or early Friday morning.
Police say the victims lived in the areas of; State Street, Madison Street, 17th street and 19th street, all of which are in the city of Marshfield. Marshfield Police Sergeant Duane Nothnagel says, “The areas hit were somewhat unusual. Usually if you have burglaries like that they are in the same area. For this one two were in the southeast part of the city, and two were in the northeast part of the city."
The sergeant says each of the break-ins happened in attached garages that were left unlocked. But there are some things you can do to protect yourself from falling victim. Officers say locking your doors, and always making sure you don’t leave any valuables, like GPS units, or I-pods in your vehicle can save you the hassle of being robbed.
No one was hurt in any of the break-ins, but police want residents to be aware of what's going on. If you have any information about the break-ins, or feel you may be a victim, you are asked to contact your local law enforcement immediately.
Police say the more calls they get, the more clues they have, which in turn provides more information to help solve the case.