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For Your Protection: Auto Thefts

Leon Burglaries
Posted at 6:51 PM, Feb 07, 2013
and last updated 2014-02-20 06:32:08-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- The number of reported car burglaries are on the rise.

Deputies with the Leon County Sheriff's Office say they've received 15 vehicle burglary reports in the last week.

Lt. James McQuaig says the break-ins are happening in the overnight hours in the areas of Longview Drive, Faulk Drive, Queenswood Drive and Shady Oak Drive.

Burglars are targeting unlocked cars and trucks.

(VIDEO BELOW) Our our regular series, "For Your Protection", Officer David Northway with the Tallahassee Police Department offers safety information on how to stay safe and keep your car from being broken into. Officer David Northway also talks about what items you should avoid keeping in your car.

Watch "For Your Protection" every Tuesday and Thursday on WTXL ABC27 News at 5:30 p.m.