Vehicle stolen, cars broken into in Coventry

Police are investigating a string of car break-ins in the Oak Haven and Hopkins Hill Road neighborhoods of Coventry in which at least one car was stolen.

COVENTRY, R.I. (WLNE) – Police are investigating a string of car break-ins in the Oak Haven and Hopkins Hill Road neighborhoods of Coventry in which at least one car was stolen.

Stephanie Hopkins tells ABC 6 she got a nasty surprise in her driveway on Princeton Avenue just before 7 A.M. Wednesday morning.

“Went to go get in my car and the car was not in my driveway where I’d left it,” said Hopkins.

Hopkins, realizing her car had been stolen, called police.

“I unfortunately, which I never do, left my entire purse in the car,” Hopkins said.

Inside her purse was her wallet, credit cards, makeup, and the key fob for the car.

When police arrived at her home, she says they told her they had just responded to another call for a car break in, in which cash was stolen.

“It’s a quiet, nice neighborhood,” said Hopkins. “You wouldn’t expect it.”

One man shared a video of group of people trying the handles on a car around the same time as the thefts Wednesday morning, in the same neighborhood.

He told ABC 6 that he found his car in complete mayhem, with his son’s car seat turned over, and his garage door opener stolen.

Hopkins says she hopes her car will be found in one piece.

“I’ve only had that car for a year, said Hopkins. “It’s not even close to being paid off yet.”

Hopkins says police found her wallet Wednesday afternoon, but told her it was inside of a different stolen vehicle, and so far have not found her car.

“If they find mine I will never leave my car unlocked again!” she said.

Police say the break-ins happened between 12:00 and 2:30 A.M. and are asking anyone who lives in the Oak Haven and Hopkins Rill road neighborhoods to check their surveillance cameras for people in dark clothing who were seen getting in and out of a blue Toyota Highlander.

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