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

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