Lake Wales, Florida – According to the Lake Wales Police Department a multitude of vehicle burglaries have taken place throughout the city. The common denominator in all the owner left vehicle unlocked. None of the robberies occurred to vehicles that were locked. Stolen were purses, cash, Mac Book laptop, camera & other personal items.
In the last 4 days car burglaries occurred on Brentwood Dr., 4th St. Lakeshore Blvd., Emerald Ave. & Tower Point Circle areas.
Lock your doors
While this piece of advice should be a no-brainer, up to a quarter of vehicle thefts are from unlocked cars, according to some law enforcement agencies. Even if you’re running into the store for a Coke, that’s too long to leave your vehicle’s contents open for the taking. Simply locking the doors will deter those who might just be waiting around for an easy target. Almost all of these burglaries occurred overnight while the car was in the owners driveway.