State police issue tips following thefts from vehicles

SUSSEX COUNTY – Delaware State Police Friday issued an alert and tip advisory following reports of thefts from vehicles in the Millsboro and Long Neck areas over the past week.

According to state police spokesman Sgt. Richard Bratz, troopers learned an undetermined number of suspects entered approximately seven different vehicles, stealing items and also rummaging through unsecured vehicles as well as entering a residence through an unsecured garage door.

Several recent cases being investigated have occurred in the Oak Orchard and Mount Joy areas.

These thefts occurred during the late night hours to the early morning hours from Sept. 5 to Sept. 9.

Items stolen included: electronic devices, sunglasses, keys, gift cards, laptop, power tools, to fishing poles as well as U.S. currency.

In most of these cases the vehicles were parked in the victim’s driveways and were unsecured, Sgt. Bratz said.

Delaware State Police strongly urge people to utilize the following tips:

  • Lock your car doors and roll up you windows
  • Close and secure your garage doors.
  • Do not leave valuables inside your vehicle
  • Leave outdoor lights on in the driveway or have security lighting installed
  • Report any suspicious activity to 9-1-1 immediately

Anyone with any information on these incidents is asked to contact Troop 7 in Lewes at 644-5020 or Troop 4 in Georgetown at 856-5850.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

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