Ludlow police asking residents to lock car doors after recent increase in stolen cars, motorcycles


LUDLOW, Mass. (WWLP) – The Ludlow Police Department is asking residents to lock their cars, sheds, and garages after the department has seen an increase in stolen vehicles and motorcycles recently.

According to Ludlow Police Lt. Daniel Valadas, the recent thefts, and break-ins have happened in the past two weeks on Alison Lane off of Arthur Street, West Street by Barna Street, Moody Street near Richard Street and on East Street.

According to Valadas, on Friday on Allison Lane, a 2017 Toyota Highlander was stolen out of an open garage and a 2013 Mazda CX-5 was stolen from a driveway next door. A total of approximately $2900 worth of hockey and golf equipment, a wallet out of another vehicle and some personal items within the vehicles were stolen. The Toyota Highlander was recovered that same day in Hartford, Ct.

Valadas said in all of these crimes, the vehicles, sheds, or garages were left open and/or unlocked and with the car keys being left inside of the cars.

The police department also has video images of suspects going through neighborhoods pulling on vehicle doors during the late evening and overnight hours.

Valadas also said two motorcycles were stolen last week on West Street and were stolen out of an unlocked shed.

If anyone has any information or images of any car thefts, motorcycle thefts, or break-ins, you are asked to contact the Ludlow Police Department at 413-583-8305.

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