The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office and New York State Police have taken dozens of vehicle break in reports the last three months. Most of the activity has been in the Towns of Cato, Ira, Victory and Sterling. The thieves are after cash, electronics and tobacco products. Most of the vehicles have been parked in driveways but in some cases the crooks would walk right into peoples garages.
Witnesses have described seeing a light colored minivan, possibly a Chrysler product, in the area of some of these incidents in December and February. It's possible all of these incidents are connected. The Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in the case.
Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to contact Detective Steve Smith at (315) 253-3545. Anonymous tips may be left at www.cayugacrime.com