PRAIRIEVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) - Police are urging residents to lock their doors after a series of thefts in the southwest corner of Barry County.
Larcenies have been reported in Barry Township, Hope Township, Orangeville Township, Johnstown Township, Prairieville Township and Woodland Township, according to the Prairieville Township Police Department.
The thieves appear to be specifically targeting unlocked vehicles and outbuildings.
Money, electronics and other items have been stolen from cars. Power tools, scrap car batteries and stereos have been stolen from unsecured outbuildings.
Most of the thefts have happened between midnight and 6 a.m., police say.
Police are warning residents to lock their homes and cars and secure their outbuildings. Residents are also asked to keep any security lighting on and in good repair.
Anyone who notices anything suspicious is asked to call Barry County Central Dispatch at 269.948.4800 or at 911 in the event of an emergency.
Prairieville Township residents with questions can call the police department at 269.623.2691.
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