Eudora police investigating 6th stolen vehicle case within a month
Six vehicles have been stolen in Eudora within the span of a month, according to a news release from the Eudora Police Department.
The department said in a post on its Facebook page Jan. 16 that all six stolen vehicles had the keys inside of them at the time of the thefts. Five of the six stolen vehicles have been recovered — most in Lawrence, but one as far away as Independence, Mo. The report also says that two of the thefts occurred during daylight.
The report suggests the number of car thefts in Eudora could be, at least partially, attributed to Eudora’s proximity to a busy highway, Kansas Highway 10. The post states that “… it makes it an enticing location for such criminal activity.”
The department urges residents to remain vigilant and take precautions to protect their property.
“Eudora is an amazing place with amazing people, please don’t make these thieves’ jobs any easier,” the report says.
The department recommends that residents remove valuables and keys from vehicles, report any suspicious activity and avoid leaving vehicles running with the keys inside, even if it is just to defrost the windows.
The report does not mention whether the department thinks the thefts are connected incidents, and the department has not immediately responded to the Journal-World’s request for further comment.