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Vehicle Thefts Increasing Around Butte

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Butte-Silver Bow County Law Enforcement is warning residents about an increase in thefts from vehicles this time of year.

Undersheriff George Skuletich says police tend to see an increase in vehicle break-ins at the end of the year.

He says car owners will leave their doors unlocked and will come back to find their valuables taken.

"We get a lot of students getting backpacks stolen out of vehicles and stuff like that," Skuletich said. "A lot of the backpacks are containing items like iPods and computers. They're easily pawnable items, so they're big ticket items for the thieves."

Skuletich says they see an even bigger increase in thefts between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and advises car owners to lock their doors no matter where they're parked.

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