MAYVILLE – The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office today sought help from the public in its continuing investigation of vehicle break-ins in the towns of Portland and Pomfret and the Village of Brocton during the last week.

Suspects, possibly using bicycles, have struck late at night and early in the morning, and stolen loose change, CD players, global positioning systems and other easily accessible items.

Authorities are asking everyone in the county to make sure they lock their vehicles at night and keep valuable out of sight. Anyone with information about the thefts is asked to call 1-800-782-7463 or visit