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Thieves pick up the pace for stealing goods from shoppers

As Claremont residents take to the malls and local businesses this holiday season, burglars are doing their fair share of holiday shopping as well. Two or three thefts are being reported a day, with incidents spreading across the city, according to Detective Robert Ewing. In one recent occurrence, a Claremont resident’s company laptop was stolen from his unlocked vehicle. The computer contained personal information for clients and business partners for the company, according to Det. Ewing. The car was dusted for prints, but nothing usable was found and there were no witnesses. Police remind residents to keep their homes and cars locked and valuables secured. Any suspicious activity should be reported to the Claremont Police Department at 909-399-5411.

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