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Roseville police warn of smash and grab thefts at gyms, trailheads

01/09/2014 7:27 AM

01/09/2014 7:27 AM

Another smash and grab auto burglary at a well-used trailhead has prompted a warning from Roseville police.

Roseville police suggest that when residents park at fitness centers or trailheads before heading for a workout, make sure purses, wallets and other valuables are not left in the vehicle.

Thieves know that they probably have an hour to break in after a person parks. One of the places frequented by auto burglars is the Miner’s Ravine trailhead, near North Sunrise Avenue and Roseville Parkway.

A thief broke the window of a car parked at the trailhead on Dec. 27, making off with a backpack. Inside the backpack was the victim’s wallet, cell phone, iPad, credit cards and identification.

Police recommend only bringing items you can take along with you to the gym or trail: driver’s license, car keys and cell phone.

Sacto 911 Staff

Bill Lindelof
blindelof@sacbee.com
@Lindelofnews

Cathy Locke
clocke@sacbee.com

Andy Furillo
Superior Court
afurillo@sacbee.com
@andyfurillo

Denny Walsh
Federal Court
dwalsh@sacbee.com

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