An increase in crime has been an issue in areas across the Twin Cities. Thefts and break-ins involving cars have especially been a problem. The Bloomington Police Department recently issued a crime alert to residents in apartment buildings in that area, regarding two suspects who have been breaking into vehicles and stealing valuables.
They often hit in the early hours of the morning and use stolen vehicles to commit new crimes. Some cases are crimes of opportunity, such as when someone leaves valuables in plain sight, leaves their window or sunroof open, or leaves their car unlocked and unattended.
There are a number of precautions you can take to help prevent your car from becoming a target:
As always, if you see anything suspicious or have your vehicle broken into, call 911 immediately.