Lock your car doors and keep your windows rolled up.
Those are just two of the suggestions from the San Luis Obispo Police Department, which has seen an increase in vehicle burglaries throughout the city over the past two weeks.
In most cases the doors of the cars were left unlocked and sometimes the windows were broken in order to take valuable items that were left in plain view.
Capt. Chris Staley said the increase doesn’t appear to be concentrated in a specific part of the city and estimates there has been a 13 to 20 percent rise in vehicle break-ins over the past couple months.
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SLO police recommend parking in well-lit areas and keeping valuable items out of view.
If your car is broken into or you happen to witness a burglary, the department asks that you call police immediately.