Keep an eye out for a van with an open sliding door and several men inside driving slowly through Barrington.
A woman spotted the van with the open door and reported it to Barrington police. It is being treated as a van of interest in the series of larcenies from unlocked cars reported to police last week, according to the Barrington Times.
The man could have been jumping in and out of the van checking vehicles to see if they were unlocked and ripe for swipes.
Eight larcenies or attempted larcenies from unlocked vehicles were reported to the Barrington police between Aug. 7-10.
The first report came from a Sowams Road man on Wednesday, Aug. 7, at about 3:30 am. His barking dog awakened him and probably scared off the thief, who pawed through the glove box and consoles of two vehicles parked in his driveway. Nothing was reported stolen.
A Dana Road man made the second report about 9:24 am on Wednesday. A GPS system valued at about $200 was reported stolen.
The third report came on Thursday, Aug. 8, at about 8 am. A Lee Ann Drive man reported that a GPS, several watches and a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses were swiped from two vehicles parked in the driveway.
Four more reports came in almost back to back on Friday morning, Aug. 9.
A Roffee Street man reported at 9:17 am that an iPod and charger worth about $250 were stolen from a car parked on the street.
A Howard Street woman reported at 10 am that a GPS was stolen from her daughter’s car. It was valued at $200.
Two Winsor Drive residents reported at 10:30 am and 1:35 pm, respectively that a small amount of cash and loose change was taken from their vehicles sometime overnight.
Then on Saturday morning, Aug. 10, a Nayatt Road man reported that his unlocked vehicle had been entered overnight. Nothing was reported stolen.