MILLVALE (KDKA) — “I’ve heard cars have been broken into.”

Ryan Kowalski, a boater, heard right.

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When people park their vehicles under the 40th Street Bridge in Millvale and hit the trail along the Allegheny River they expect their property to be safe, but that has not been the case.

“Two cars, I know of for a fact, that were broken into,” said Kowalski. “The girl that my brother used to date, her sister, she had bonds in her vehicle. She had her window broken and they took a laptop, and then thousand dollars in bonds.”

According to Millvale Police, there have been more than a few vehicle break-ins after people get out of their cars, get on their bikes and hit the trail.

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But these vehicles aren’t the only ones targeted, boats are also being targeted.

Kowalski is aware of that, too.

“I was missing two cases of beer and about $50. I didn’t say much about it until I talked to a few other boaters. A lady was in her boat, they woke her up and she scared them off,” said Kowalski.

Kowalski says he and other friends are now taking anything valuable out of all their vehicles on land and on sea.

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