LITTLETON, Colo. (CBS4) – Police in Littleton say they have a solid lead in a string of car break-ins at a local dog park.

A person or group of people has been breaking into cars at the Wynetka Ponds dog park off Santa Fe Drive.

The park has become an easy target for thieves because dog owners must leave their cars unattended and walk several hundred yards from the parking area to the park.

One woman, who asked that CBS4 not use her name, said she lost $500 when her purse was stolen. She said the thieves broke her car window and grabbed multiple items.

“They are hitting these cars on a daily basis,” she said. “They target dog parks because they see women go in with their dogs and they think there are purses in there.”

Littleton police say they have identified a possible suspect vehicle. They think the thieves have been driving a mid-1990s Jeep Grand Cherokee with tinted windows. It was described as being brown with grey plastic trim, a Colorado license plate and a discolored plastic plate cover.

Officials have placed new warning signs around the park.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Littleton police at (303) 794-1551.


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