Branford police are warning the public to be on alert after multiple thefts from vehicles parked at Supply Pond.
Police said multiple hikers reported vehicle break-ins at Supply Pond on North Chestnut Street throughout the month of July.
In each case, there was a purse in plain view inside the car and the thief or thieves smashed a window to access the vehicle.
All of the crimes have occurred between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., when the victims were hiking the Supply Pond Nature Trails.
In one incident, witnesses reported a white van with two males leaving the area.
Police remind residents to lock vehicles and keep valuables out of view.
Suspicious activity should be reported to police immediately and can be reported by calling (203) 481-4241 or by dialing 911 in an emergency.
Police said they are increasing patrols in the area.