WORCESTER, MA — Global positioning systems are continuing to disappear throughout the City of Worchester, according to the Web site www.telegram.com. More than 70 of the GPS devices have been reported stolen from the beginning of the year through Jun. 9, according to police statistics.

For systems not part of a vehicle, police recommend people take the devices inside with them, instead of leaving them mounted in the cars or trucks. The devices range in cost from $250 to $1,000.

Thieves are selling the devices on the streets or simply buying a mounting unit and using the GPS devices themselves, the police said. The devices are not equipped with a tracking system.

The Community Impact Division is patrolling problem areas where several thefts have been reported. About half of the thefts have been reported in the downtown area, according to www.telegram.com.

Originally posted on Fleet Financials