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SB Police seeing increase in car break-ins

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A warning from police, lock your car doors.  The South Bend Police Department says they have seen a high number of car break ins recently. 

Victims had one simple thing in common -- they didn't lock their doors.

"What we're dealing with here are folks that are leaving their car unlocked," says Captain Phil Trent of the South Bend Police Department.

Police say the good weather has also led to the increase.

"We do see a spike in larcenies from vehicles and petty theft in the summer time, part of it is a function of the weather, the other part is a function of the fact that kids are out of school and we see a lot more juveniles out," says Trent.

Besides locking your car doors, police also suggest that you park your car in a well-lit area and don't leave anything valuable in the vehicle especially in view.




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