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Green Bay residents warned about rash of west side thefts

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GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - Residents on Green Bay's west side are being reminded to lock up following a series of thefts from vehicles and garages.

Police think the suspects are checking car and garage doors at night.

Here are the locations where the thefts and burglaries have occurred:

  • 400 block of Fairview Ct.
  • 1000 block of Marshall Ave.
  • 1100 block of Marshall Ave. (3 incidents)
  • 1200 block of Thrush St.
  • 900 block of N. Locust St.
  • 1000 block of N. Locust St.
  • 800 block of N. Locust St.
  • 1400 block of Dousman St.
  • 700 block of Wilson Ave.
  • 1200 block of Shawano Ave. (5 incidents)

Based on the close proximity of the victims and similar patterns, investigators believe the suspects will continue this crime trend.

Police say one of the first steps to make your house less attractive to a burglar is to harden the target. This can be done by leaving outdoor lights on, having motion detector lights around your outside doors, having solid core doors and heavy-duty locks.

Police encourage the use of a secondary blocking device on patio doors. Also, don’t forget to close and lock your garage door at night and check your doors at night before you go to sleep. If you have valuables in your garage make sure they are not visible through a garage window. Lock your vehicle and don’t leave valuables inside.

Anyone with information about the thefts is asked to call the Green Bay Police Department at (920) 448-3208 or call Crime Stoppers at (920) 432-STOP.

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