Police: Walnut Creek seeing increase in burglaries due to open garage doors

WALNUT CREEK (KRON) — The Walnut Creek Police Department said it has seen an increase in burglaries recently because residents are leaving their garage doors open.

With the holiday and shopping season here, police are encouraging residents to take steps to prevent these crimes from happening.

“Please, please do not leave things of value inside your car,” a police spokesman said. “It only takes seconds for auto burglars to break a window, get your items. Please don’t leave your garage doors open. This is the season where the crooks are going to take advantage of everybody else’s goodwill.

Police said if you are leaving items in your car, you should leave them out of sight and in a locked trunk.

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