January 7, 2006

Stolen GPS Units on the Rise

Now that you have that nice GPS hanging off your windshield, you'd better protect it. Thieves are starting to realize their value and the ease of stealing them. In Brookline and Cambridge, both just outside of Boston, reports of stolen GPS units are on the rise. Since mid-December, Brookline Police have noticed a rash of thefts of electronic Global Positioning System units from inside parked cars in town, following a trend across the state. In Brookline, and nearby Cambridge, police have received reports for more than 20 systems, which can cost more than $1,000 depending on the model, being stolen from inside cars.

Brookline Police Captain John O'Leary said that gadgets like these, which are new and in-demand, are easy targets when left on the dashboard in plain sight, especially because they're small and easy to pocket, and aren't permanently mounted in the car.

So watch out!

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Posted by Scott Martin at January 7, 2006 2:13 PM

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