In 45 percent of cases, police say there was no forced entry because the vehicles were left unlocked. Officers ask you to lock your car doors any time you leave it unattended, take your keys out of the vehicle and take or keep valuable items out of sight.
Overall car burglaries are down slightly for the year. Through this time last year there were 611 break ins. This year 539 have been reported to police.
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