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Rash of vehicle, garage break-ins in Ashwaubenon

ASHWAUBENON, WI (WTAQ) - A rash of recent vehicle and garage break-ins in Ashwaubenon were made even easier for the thieves, because nothing was locked.

Public Safety officials say the thefts involved unlocked cars, along with unlocked or open garages on the west side of the village.

Authorities are reminding people to lock up whether at home or in a business parking lot.

Here are some more tips from Ashwaubenon Public Safety to help prevent vehicle break-ins.

1. Keep your car visible in well-lit areas if possible. Try not to park too close to concealed locations such as shrubs and bushes or behind larger vehicles. 2. Make it difficult by keeping windows and sunroofs closed and your doors locked. 3. Keep valuables out of sight. 4. If you have GPS units or other electrical accessories, remove them and hide the power cables and mounts. 5. Remember that your open car is as good as an open garage or house if the garage remote is in it. Some thieves will simply record the access code to the garage opener to come back at a later time.

Ashwaubenon Public Safety says if you see anything suspicious call the police to have it checked out.