Algood Police have seen an increase in car burglaries this week along Dry Valley Road and Wall Street.
Police Chief Dale Armour urges residents to keep their belongings safe.
“Most of the time cars are just an opportunity,” Armour said. “Whoever walks by and keeps trying door handles and latches until they a door that is unlocked. Remove your valuables, park under a light and keep your doors locked. That is some of the best things you can do.”
Armour said the notice is mainly a preventative attempt to stop crime from happening in the first place. Armour said nightly patrols are increased for residential areas with high volumes of cars across town.
“We are trying to just get ahead of something before it becomes a major issue,” Armour said. “If I can stop a crime from happening, as far as a I am concerned, I have done my job better than if I go out and arrest someone for committing a crime.”
Armour said if a resident has a security camera to check it regularly. If any resident sees any suspicious behavior around their vehicle, call authorities and report the situation.