GPD Sends Simple Message: Lock Your Cars
It may seem like second nature to most people, but not everyone locks their cars. A mistake that Gainesville Police say is costing a growing number of people.
According to the Gainesville Police Department there have been more than ten car burglaries in Southwest Gainesville in the last week. The majority of them involved unlocked cars at apartment complexes.
Police are also reminding residents to take all of their valuables out of the car even if they're only stepping away for a short time.
"I don't understand why people you know won't take the extra two seconds at night you know before you go to bed and make sure your car's locked," said Kenny Zaron who lives in Southwest Gainesville. "Cause I mean it could cost you a lot more in the morning."
GPS devices, purses, and stereos are just some of the items GPD reported criminals were looking for in these burglaries.
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