Almost 30 vehicles in Sag Harbor Village were riffled through Saturday night, with a handful of cases reported to police where money or valuables were taken from the unlocked vehicles.
On Tuesday, Sag Harbor Village Police Chief Austin J. McGuire said that about five additional cars — located just outside of the village in the jurisdiction of the Southampton Town Police Department — were also entered without permission overnight, although the department did not provide much in the way of details.
Southampton Town Police received multiple complaints of larcenies from vehicles in the County Road 39 vicinity on June 13. They did not provide details about precise locations or items stolen either in this hamlet, nor in Bridgehampton, where they also juggled calls regarding items stolen from parked cars, according to a post the department issued on social media earlier this week.
“We are investigating this and are reviewing evidence including a lot of surveillance video,” Chief McGuire said on Tuesday. “The person or persons entered the unlocked vehicles and went through the center consoles and glove boxes. Fortunately, there were only a few vehicles that contained items of value.”
A Bay Street resident reported that three of her unlocked vehicles were entered into between 12:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. — the general timeframe people reported these incidents occurring to police — and that $50 was removed from one of them. A William Street resident reported her $500 Sony camera was taken from the center console of her car on William Street. A Grand Street resident had $78 removed from her vehicle and $100 was taken from a Madison Street resident’s car. A pair of Ray Ban sunglasses, valued at $205, was also removed from a vehcile parked on Rysam Street.
Twenty-three other residents called police this week to report their cars were entered without permission but that nothing was taken. One of those residents was Mayor Kathleen Mulcahy. Streets impacted by the thefts including Bay Street, Elizabeth Street, Franklin Street, Grand Street, Hamilton Street, High Street, Madison Street, Prospect Avenue and Rysam Street.