Car thieves stole something precious from a Salem woman. When thieves broke into her cars over the weekend, they took the last photos she had with her parents before they passed away.
“My parents passed away several months ago, both of them. On that SD is the last pictures I have with them. It’s really sad and it was hard,” Lisa Wiberg, of Salem, said.
Surveillance video captured the brazen theft from two of her cars early Sunday morning and it shows someone taking a bag from a car.
“I would never have thought something like this would happen,” Wiberg said.
Police across the state are seeing an increase in thefts from cars and they urge people to lock their vehicles to help prevent becoming victims.
“There is a discussion in terms of what we can do as an agency to decrease the number of break-ins,” Trooper Josue Dorelus, of Connecticut State Police, said. “We understand that these are crimes of opportunity and these people, whoever they may be, are taking advantage of the fact that individuals are leaving the vehicles unlocked.”
State police also urge residents to remove valuables from their vehicles.
Wiberg is also urging her neighbors to be aware of their surroundings.