WOODS CROSS- The Davis County Sheriff’s Office says vehicle burglaries are on the rise, and the thieves are targeting cars looking for personal items.
A release from the sheriff’s office said that over the past few weeks, almost every burglary report taken by deputies has involved someone who left their vehicle doors unlocked or the windows down.
“It’s too easy,” the release said. “These thieves are going on a shopping spree, taking whatever they want. They have taken loose change, iPods, sunglasses, DVD’s, Kindles, digital cameras, and in several instances, the vehicle itself.”
The report also stated that in two instances, the vehicles were left unlocked, with the keys left inside.
According to the sheriff’s office, the majority of the vehicle burglaries are occurring in the West Point area even though there are many reports throughout the county.
A common theme in these incidents is unlocked vehicles and valuables not taken in the house.
“It’s a little like wearing your seatbelt,” the statement said. “It may be uncomfortable, but we do it because when we need it, we’ll be grateful we were in the habit of wearing it.”
The sheriff’s office encouraged citizens to protect themselves, lock their doors and watch out for their neighbors.