Dayton Police investigate string of car break-ins

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A string of car break-ins has residents on alert and police searching for who is responsible.

Police are now narrowing their focus to at least one suspect after he attempted to use a credit card that was stolen out of one residents car. Police aren’t yet releasing surveillance video from that store, but residents say this isn’t the first break-in to happen.

Over the last two weeks, at least 7 car break-ins have been reported to police in the 700 block of Taylor Street in Dayton. The latest break-in happened Thursday night.

Some neighbors have now installed security cameras hoping to catch who’s behind the theft.

We spoke with neighbor Randee Pierce, who’s had to cancel all of her credit cards after they were stolen. She’s now hoping police can up their enforcement.

“We’ve asked for extra patrols multiple times now,” Pierce said. “Because everyone has been calling for the last 3 weeks. It’s every other car every other night. We think finally it’s stopped and then they hit another car.”

If you have any information that could Police in finding who is responsible, call Dayton Police at (937)-333-2677. 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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