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Minot sees big increase in thefts from motor vehicles

MINOT, N.D. — Minot police are linking an increase in thefts from vehicles this year to a rise in illegal drug activity.

There were 282 thefts from motor vehicles reported in the city through October — an 84 percent increase from the same time period last year.

Police Chief Jason Olson says there’s a connection between the thefts and increased illegal drug activity.

Authorities are telling people to keep their vehicles locked, and to report suspicious activity.

In related news, Minot may soon be North Dakota’s fourth metropolitan area.

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