Thieves hit cars in Northland parking lots

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Police in the Northland are warning residents – and visitors to area hotels – to be careful with their vehicles and property after a rash of car break-ins in the area this week.

On Monday night, nearly a dozen cars parked in hotel and apartment-complex parking lots along Interstate 29 were broken into.

In a newsletter, police distributed some tips for the prevention of theft of valuables from your automobile. They noted your risk is higher if you live in an apartment complex or park frequently in large parking lots. And they say thieves generally won't bother breaking into cars unless there are valuables in plain sight.

Even if you remove the GPS system when you park, police recommend you also remove the mounting system. If you don't, thieves may assume the GPS unit is in the glove box and break in, anyway.

Here is a link to a video KCPD produced, reminding you to "Put Your Junk in Your Trunk."

There was no description of any possible suspects. Anyone with information about the crimes is asked to call (816) 474-TIPS (8477) or KCPD North Patrol at (816) 437-6222.

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