When the economy goes south, thieves come out - or the desperation that lures otherwise law-abiding people to crime, area police say.
Franklin Deputy Police Chief Stephan Semerjian believes the upswing in car break-ins this year can be attributed, at least in part, to the recession.
Since March, Franklin neighborhoods have been hit with batches of car break-ins and vandalism, with dozens of residents reporting thefts or attempted thefts for the past three weekends, he said.
"Kids probably have less to do, and want more and they don't have the funds, so this is what they do," Semerjian said.
Read the full article about car break-ins in the Milford Daily News here