Last night three cars in the Dayton Road area of Bethany were robbed, according to All of the cars were unlocked and the robbers helped themselves to cash, a wallet and even a stash of prescription medications.
"People think just because it's Bethany they don't have to lock their car doors at night," Merriam said. "That's not true."
He added that the thieves were only after cash and other quick items. GPS systems and tools were left behind.
Merriam is urging all residents to take proper precautions and lock their vehicles at night and remove valuable items.