Cops investigate 37 car break-ins in two weeks

DAYTON (WDTN) – Dayton Police are on the lookout for a thief who they said is breaking into cars and stealing loose change.

In just the last two weeks, 37 car break-ins have been reported on the city’s east side. Officers said the hardest hit neighborhoods were Belmont, Eastmont and Old North Dayton.

“It just takes a matter of seconds. They walk by check the door handle. If it’s locked, he busts it, reaches in and grabs whatever,” said Sgt. Moises Perez.

Officers said they are stepping up patrols and are asking residents to be on the lookout and report any suspicious activity.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 222-7867. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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