By David Highfield

MT. LEBANON (KDKA) — It happened while people slept in one neighborhood, valuables stolen from more than a dozen cars. Wallets, cell phones, and even one of the cars was stolen.

It happened early Thursday morning along Pinewood Drive in Mount Lebanon.

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“Never heard a thing, and my bedroom is right above the driveway,” said Jill Unico, who never realized a thief or thieves were right outside going through her cars.

“You have a false sense of security because we are a pretty tight neighborhood,” said Sandy Moore, whose cars were also rummaged through.

Police say money and small electronics were stolen, and that all of the cars had been left unlocked.

“You feel violated, even if they don’t take anything,” said neighbor Katheryn Stitt. “That’s your car, and this your neighborhood where we have block parties and look out for each other, and you just feel like someone came in and violated our trust.”

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The thief or thieves also stole a car, which police have now found.

“One vehicle was stolen, where the keys were left in the unlocked vehicle,” said Mount Lebanon Police Lt. Duane Fisher.

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Lt. Fisher says they used electronics onboard the car to track down its location. They recovered it, and it’s now being processed for evidence.

There have been no arrests in the case.

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Police say there have been similar incidents in the area and are urging people to lock their cars.

David Highfield