Police: Youths likely targeted vehicles

RINDGE — Police believe two youths are responsible for a rash of reported vehicle break-ins early Wednesday morning.

According to police, 14 vehicles between South Main Street and the center of Rindge were broken in to, according to Police Chief Frank Morrill. As of press time Monday, police had not yet made an arrest in the case.

The car break-ins took place on Main Street, Todd Hill Road, Lord Brook Road and Surry Park, Morrill said. The suspects likely worked the area on foot, he said.

Kathryn Vittum, who lives 20 feet from the Police Department on Main Street, said her family’s two vehicles were burglarized that night. She said a GPS and two wallets were stolen from the cars sometime between 1:30 a.m. and 2:30 a.m.

“We did happen to see large footprints leading to our vehicles. I believe that we were one of the first ones in the string,” she said. “We did not see or hear anything.”

Vittum said she had a prepaid credit card in her wallet and was surprised to learn that it hadn’t been used.

Police said various items such as electronics and pocket change were stolen from more than a dozen unlocked vehicles in the area.

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