SKOWHEGAN — Three unlocked motor vehicles were burglarized on Sunday, prompting a reminder of the importance of keeping vehicles and homes secured.

The incidents occurred on Winter, Lawton and Bush streets within a two-hour span, at 11:27 a.m., 11:41 a.m. and 2:03 p.m., respectively. The streets are all located within the greater downtown area of Skowhegan, between Beverage Mart and The Strand Cinema.

“The burglaries took place … within the same vicinity of each other, leading us to believe it is the same person(s) entering the vehicles,” said David Bucknam, Skowhegan’s police chief.

According to Bucknam, no suspects have been identified and an investigation is ongoing. He noted that “items were taken from the vehicles,” but did not provide an estimated value of those items.

“In one instance the keys were still in the ignition of the vehicle,” Bucknam said. “I would like to remind all our citizens to lock their vehicles at all times. Unsecured vehicles give easy access to belongings in the open.”

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