WILLOUGHBY, Ohio — Willoughby police are warning residents about a rash of car break-ins over the past few weeks.
Most recently, on Feb. 8, a car had its rear passenger side window smashed in the parking lot of the YMCA. A work bag containing a Nintendo and other items was removed. The theft was reported at about 9:20 p.m.
Earlier in the night, a vehicle parked at Pineridge Plaza near a fitness center had its passenger window smashed. A purse hidden under the passenger seat was stolen. There was cash and a cell phone in the purse. That theft was reported at about 8:35 p.m.
On Feb. 7, a vehicle parked in a lot off East Spaulding had a passenger window smashed, and a wallet was stolen. A credit card that was in the wallet was used at a local gas station.
Police believe the break-ins are all related.
Police ask that anyone with information contact authorities.