Over the past week there have been several cases where unknown individuals are breaking the windows of vehicles and stealing purses that are located in plain view in the State College/ Penn State area. Most of the thefts appear to happen in areas with many parked vehicles, but limited people in sight of those vehicles. An example of this would be parks where people are out walking.
We would like to remind citizens to carry their purses and valuable items with them or place them out of sight and in a more secure portion of their vehicle, so they are not in plain view. It seems the only vehicles being broken into are those that have valuables that are visible from the outside.
We are urging anyone who may have information about these thefts to contact the State College Police Department at (814) 234-7150, by email or submit an anonymous tip through our website