Police Seek Help Identifying ‘Car Fishing’ Thieves

Vehicles targeted by “car fishing” thieves Wednesday in a Bradford neighborhood has Haverhill police reminding owners to lock their vehicles and keep valuable out of sight.

Owners of seven vehicles parked along Haseltine and South Main streets as well as Kingsbury, Lamoille and Fernwood avenues reported Wednesday, between 3:11 a.m. and 8:50 p.m., their vehicles were entered with or without force, according to a police log.

“Car fishing is a crime of opportunity where criminals enter unlocked vehicles looking for items to steal,” a police statement said. “The Haverhill Police Department would like to remind all citizens to be vigilant by not storing valuables in vehicles or in plain sight and always lock vehicles or homes.”

Residents are asked to report suspicious activity to Haverhill police at 978-373-1212.

2 thoughts on “Police Seek Help Identifying ‘Car Fishing’ Thieves

  1. Lock your cars, people! YOU NEED TO LOCK YOUR CAR regardless of how little time it will be before you drive off again. So many people I have spoken with leave their cars unlocked! And then they wonder why someone stole the property in their automobiles. But I agree; thieves who steal stuff from cars need a thorough beating!