May brings car larcenies to Cattaraugus County

HINSDALE, N.Y. (WIVB) — Across western New York, warmer months have seen an increase in car larcenies, including in Cattaraugus County.

Police released new details on Tuesday detailing a host of larcenies in Cattaraugus County on the same day police in Erie County warned of a rash of car break-ins.

As in Erie County, Sheriff Timothy Whitcomb said many times the larcenies can be stopped simply by stowing any valuables and locking doors to cars.

Most residents, Whitcomb said, reported the break-ins overnight and have included the theft of valuables — including multiple guns.

Anybody with information on the break-ins is asked to call (716) 938-9191. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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