Vehicle burglaries on the rise, according to Breaux Bridge Police


FILE – In this May 12, 2016 file photo, Jeremiah Munavu, lead technician at Auto Glass Now, installs a new side window on a car in a garage in San Francisco. Independent researchers say that California voters’ decision to reduce penalties for drug and property crimes in 2014 led to a jump in thefts, particularly car burglaries and shoplifting. The Public Policy Institute of California reported Tuesday, June 12, 2018 that larcenies increased about 9 percent from 2014 to 2016. Thefts from motor vehicles accounted for about three-quarters of the increase. San Francisco alone recorded more than 30,000 auto burglaries in 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

BREAUX BRIDGE, La. (KLFY)– The Breaux Bridge Police Department has taken to social media to warn residents of a recent increase in vehicle burglaries.

In their Facebook post, BBPD officials say it’s not just within city limits that the issue has become more prevalent. They say surrounding areas are being affected as well.

The biggest piece of advice officials give? Remember to lock your vehicles and remove valuables.

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