There have been four cases of boat part theft within the past month. Two dinghies, one from a private dock and one from Stanley's Boat Yard; one propeller in West Barrington; and one attempted theft where someone has tried to remove bolts from an outboard have been reported.
Barrington police say that they normally receive about one case a year dealing with boat part theft.
No arrests have been made, and there is no word as to whether or not the thefts are linked. Boat owners are being advised to stay vigilant.