Five people told police they had trouble starting their cars earlier this week, and realized the batteries were gone.
The thefts happened on Clyde Avenue and Sampson Street.
Police Lt. Brian Krzykowski told us this type of crime doesn't happen often.
"It's unusual. But people will steal anything," he said. "Why they steal car batteries is beyond me though."
He says in many of the cases, the cars were unlocked. Also -- he said if you see anything suspicious, call the police.
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