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North Canton residents warned about ‘smash and grab’ thefts

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CANTON, Ohio – Police are warning residents in North Canton about recent car break-ins.

According to police, the thefts were done in a “smash a grab” style over the past week. They happened in the area of the Beechwood Ave NE apartment complexes.

Police say smashing a car window is uncommon when it comes to thefts, because most occur on an unlocked vehicle.

Officers are reminding people not to leave their belongings visible when they park their car, and to always lock their doors.