Burglaries on the Rise in Alachua County
The number of break-ins are on the rise in Alachua County.
And many of the victims are inadvertently letting the burglars in.
Three burglaries were reported Wednesday morning in one Northwest Gainesville neighborhood.
There have been seven burglaries in the area in the past two weeks.
Burglars are getting into unlocked cars and then stealing garage door openers in hopes of going through the garages... and walking into the homes.
Deputies say these are crimes of opportunity... so they says to keep lights on outside, lock your car doors, and take the garage remotes inside with you.