Car Break-Ins On The Rise During Holiday Season 12/9/13
CBS 7 News
December 9, 2013
MIDLAND-Car break-ins are a problem year round, but Midland Police Officials warn people to be extra cautious during the holidays.
Sergeant Ben Chavez with the Midland Police Department, reminds people to never leave anything valuable in their vehicles.
Sgt. Chavez says more car break-ins occur during this time of year due to people leaving purchased goods in their cars, creating temptation for burglars.
The majority of car break-ins happen at night in residential areas, according to Sgt. Chavez.
"The best crime prevention that you can do, is just common sense, if it is valuable, get it out of the car," said Sgt. Chavez.
According to the Midland Police Department, there have been a total of 17 car break-ins this month, with 7 of those being from this past weekend.