Reports of stolen vehicles on the rise in Connecticut

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — Over the past year, the state of Connecticut has been experiencing a significant increase in stolen cars.

The majority of cars have been stolen from suburban towns and recovered in cities.

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The Waterbury Police Department says it has recovered many stolen cars this year. Many of the cases have involved people leaving their cars unlocked with the keys inside.

Police are reminding all Connecticut residents to lock their cars and take out all important belongings.

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