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Police take valuable items from cars to keep them away from thieves

By Mason White 11:12 AM November 3, 2015
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By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) Police in Connecticut, announced a plan to stop car break-ins by having officers remove valuable items before thieves get to them.

New Haven police said that officers are removing the valuable items from the cars in order to send a strong message to owners to keep their vehicles locked at all times.

Police officers who notice valuable items left in plain sight inside a car, will take them in order to keep them safe from thieves.

By forcing car owners to go the police station to pick up their valuable items, they will learn to keep their vehicles locked at all times, police said.

After taking valuables, police will leave either a note or call the car owner. Some residents condemned the new plan, saying that police have no right to steal their items.

Police said that state law allows them to remove valuable items from cars in order to safeguard them from thieves.