There is a scary trend that appears to be happening after a report was released about car thefts in one city Central New York State. The year is only 7 weeks old and the numbers are rather alarming.

Police and law enforcement officials will tell you to keep your car locked, have valuables stored away out of sight, keep your car in a well lit area or inside a garage. However, thieves are getting very bold and sometimes it might just be a case of wrong place, wrong time for your car.

A recent report out of Syracuse indicates that car thefts are at record levels. This comes a few days after Governor Hochul's comments that New York State is going to beef up efforts to stop these car thieves and recover more stolen cars.

In Syracuse, according to the reports, in 2023, there were a total of 903 vehicles taken, which nearly doubled 2022's total. This year, 113 vehicles were stolen in January and the first week of February.

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For the first five weeks of 2024, car thefts were up 71%, said Syracuse police Sgt. Colin Hillman, who oversees the city police intelligence.

New York State is on a mission to slow these crimes and locate cars.

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