Police are urging Baltimore County residents to lock their vehicles after a car was stolen in western Towson Wednesday night and others were rummaged through.
Capt. Jan Brown of the Towson Precinct said about six unlocked cars were ransacked for valuables Wednesday night on the 6600 block of Charles Way and the unit block of Charles Lane.
One unlocked car had the keys to multiple other vehicles, Brown said. One of those vehicles, a blue 2017 Subaru Legacy, was stolen.
“It’s all too common” for people to leave cars unlocked with valuables inside, Brown said. While police are seeing fewer thefts in the winter now that cars largely do not need to be warmed up, he said unlocked cars are a pervasive problem.