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'It's amazing what people will leave in their cars': Annapolis police battle thefts from autos

'It's amazing what people will leave in their cars': Annapolis police battle thefts from autos

Walking along Duke of Gloucester Street and the surrounding neighborhood Sunday afternoon, Annapolis police Officer Ryan Thiel looked closely into one car after another. The veteran officer was on the lookout for unlocked doors and valuables – two things any thief would relish, Thiel said. A bag of clothes laid open on the seat of a sport utility vehicle. A GPS was clearly visible in another. When Thiel came upon a blue Ford Mustang with the window partially open, he looked inside and saw another GPS. "I could fit my whole hand in that window," Thiel said. Checking on the security of vehicles parked around Annapolis is something city officers have been doing since...

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