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4:44 PM Sun, Dec. 09th

Cops: Burglaries from unlocked cars continue

PRESCOTT VALLEY – This week, two guns were taken from vehicles, said Jerry Ferguson, spokesman for Prescott Valley Police, and while many people envision smashed windows when they think of thefts from cars, the victims – in most cases – left the cars unlocked.

The most common items stolen from vehicles include:

• Backpacks, gym bags, and briefcases;

• Credit or debit cards, checkbooks, and cash;

• Purses and wallets, even when they’re hidden under a seat or an unlocked glove box;

• Electronics.

Police urge anyone who sees a person acting suspiciously around cars to call 9-1-1.

“Police officers would prefer to check on an innocent person going about his or her business than to not check and end up taking an auto burglary report,” Ferguson said.