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Clifton Park residents warn of recent break-ins

Clifton Park residents warn of recent break-ins

State police encourage town residents to lock homes, vehicles
Clifton Park residents warn of recent break-ins
An entrance to Country Knolls West in Clifton Park is seen in 2018.
Photographer: Gazette File Photo

CLIFTON PARK -- A number of Clifton Park residents on Thursday cautioned their neighbors about a series of recent home and car break-ins.

On Friday morning, New York State Police issued a press release asking Clifton Park residents to lock both their homes and their vehicles in response to area burglaries. 

According to multiple posts in community Facebook groups, one of the victims lives in the Clifton Knolls neighborhood.

That resident posted that someone had gone into her husband's car either Tuesday night or early on Wednesday morning and stole three laptops. She said that her husband usually locks his car, but that he must have forgotten to lock it that night. She added that a police officer had spoken to her husband about the theft.

Another resident posted that there had reports of a home break-in on Oakwood Boulevard in town on Wednesday night, but that there were no further details available.

A representative from the Saratoga County Sheriff's Department did not return a request for comment on the break-ins Thursday.

Neither did Town Supervisor Phil Barrett.

This is not the first time Clifton Park has fallen victim to break-ins in neighborhoods.

In February, the Sheriff's Department investigated a string of overnight car break-ins and home burglaries at two Clifton Park neighborhoods: Country Knolls West and Clifton Knolls.

There had been three burglaries and four car break-ins in the two neighborhoods at that point.

Burglars were able to enter homes through unlocked, attached garages, police said. Items stolen include electronics, like iPods and iPads. Credit cards and loose change were stolen from unlocked cars.

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