Did you happen to be in the area of the Hatboro YMCA sometime around or after dinner Wednesday night?
If so, you may be able to provide details to police about the break-in of four vehicles parked in the Y's lot at 440 S. York Road.
Sometime between 6:55 and 8 p.m., police said the windows of four parked vehicles were smashed with a purse stolen from the interior of each vehicle. Each purse contained a variety of credit cards, cash and personal property.
The interior of a vehicle is not a safe place to store valuables, particularly if they are visible from the exterior, police said.
"Determined thieves who target specific locations such as fitness clubs are prepared to smash windows for highly prized items such as purses, wallets, laptop computers," Hatboro Police Sgt. James Petrik said. "If it is absolutely necessary to store valuables in a vehicle, lock them in a trunk or an area not readily visible from the exterior of the vehicle."
Anyone who observed any suspicious vehicles or people near the Hatboro Area YMCA during the time of this incident is asked to call the Hatboro Police at 215-675-2832.