Sterling Heights police say they’re investigating a string of car break-ins that all happened in a one-mile area.
Police said five people reported break-ins between 18 Mile and 19 Mile roads and Ryan and Dequindre roads.
Stolen in the break-ins were loose change, purses, an iPod and a cell phone, police said.
In all of the cases, police said, the passenger side window had been broken out.
One victim even found a pack of cigarettes under the passenger seat, but said he doesn’t smoke, police said.