Police responded to several reports of stolen vehicles in the past week, each of which involved spare keys being left inside the vehicles.
Police remind the public not to leave spare keys inside their vehicles as this makes them an easy target for “car shoppers.”
Some prevention methods include always locking one’s car and never leaving change, sunglasses, cellphones or wallets inside.
In many cases, potential car thieves simply walk down the streets checking random vehicle doors. When the doors are locked, these individuals generally move on to the next car.