Updated:BRIDGEVILLE, Pa.,None —
Bridgeville police said they are searching for the person responsible for a series of car break-ins.
Investigators said the thief is smashing windows to gain access to the vehicles and then stealing items from inside.
Victim Kathy Saunoras said her sport utility vehicle was targeted. She said the thief broke through a window of her car, even though it was unlocked, and stole something of no value to him.
"They took my teeth, nothing else. They took my teeth," said Saunoras. "It's costing me money and they didn't get anything out of my car except my teeth. I'm looking at $350 for my window and $500 to replace my dentures they took."
Saunoras' neighbor, Brett Brinegar, said he was also victimized.
"Two iPods, a GPS unit, a pair of Bose headphones, ear buds…, stolen. I had to rush it [the car] down real quick because it's cold outside," Brinegar said.
Police said the break-ins stared on Jan. 5. Last Friday night investigators said 12 cars were hit and five more cars were hit on Sunday night. Detectives said the break-ins happen between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m.
Bridgeville police Chief Chad King said one of the vehicles had blood on it. King said the evidence is being sent to a crime lab for testing.
King said his department has stepped up patrols and they're asking residents to keep an eye out for suspicious people in their neighborhoods.