The Gainesville Police Department reports vehicle burglaries increased in Gainesville within the last several months.
The majority of vehicles burglarized were left unlocked, allowing a thief easy access to valuables.
Vehicle burglary is a crime of opportunity and the police reminds drivers about the following.
Hide — If you cannot remove your items of value, hide them. Leaving valuable items in view can make your car a bigger target.
Lock — Remember to lock your vehicle. The majority of the burglaries recently reported involved unlocked vehicles.
Take — Remove items of value when possible.
The police department seeks any information on the persons committing these burglaries.
To report information, call the Gainesville Police Department at 940-668-7777 or on Facebook page: Facebook.com/GTPolice.