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Genoa police report rash of car break-ins

A rash of thefts from vehicles has Genoa Township police warning residents to remove anything valuable from their cars and to make sure that car doors are locked.

Overnight on Sunday, Jan. 20, eight cars were broken into in the Oaks at Highland Lakes neighborhood.

Thieves pried open the windows of locked vehicles, working quickly to take whatever they could grab, including electronics and money, police said.

Genoa Township police have taken 11 reports of thefts from vehicles since Jan. 1, police said.

The crimes can be prevented by removing valuables from cars, police said.

Anyone with information about the thefts is asked to call Detective Molly Blevins at 614-568-2060.