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Recent thefts from vehicles under investigation in Oshkosh

Police investigation copyright Midwest Communications, Inc.
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OSHKOSH, WI (WTAQ) - Oshkosh police say recent vehicle thefts in parts of the city are due to thieves looking to sell or trade items for drugs.

Authorities say the thefts happened in the 1700 block of Robin Ave., the 2900 block of Bowen St. and the 1100 block of High Ave.

The thieves are taking what they steal and selling or trading those items for drugs including heroin, marijuana and prescription medications.

The Oshkosh Police Department is reminding drivers to not leave anything valuable in their vehicles, including loose change, power cords for electronics, purses and laptop computers. Drivers are also reminded to lock their doors, as thieves will often hit the easiest target by pulling on door handles until they find one that's unlocked.

Authorities also recommend locking your house doors, even when someone is home.