North Platte Police Warn of Smash and Dash Thefts

north_platte_patchThe North Platte Police Department (NPPD) is asking the public to be on heightened alert after a recent rash of daytime thefts.

NPPD Public Information Officer Rodney Brown says that on six separate occasions over the past two weeks, unknown persons have smashed out a car window and stolen a purse from locked vehicles while they are parked at local restaurants and businesses.

Brown said the thefts have all occurred during the daytime hours.

Police are encouraging residents not to leave purses and wallets in their vehicle at any time as this only created a target for these senseless act.

If you have any information on these crimes, please contact the NPPD at (308) 535-6789 or click the Crimestoppers banner below to anonymously report information online.