Protect Yourself From Being A Victim Of A Car Break-In

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By Catalina Trivino

As more students get out of school and the weather heats up, Montgomery County Sheriff's deputies say the number of car thefts and break-ins rise...

Deputies say thieves tend to hit congested areas, like a shopping center, park, or a neighborhood. They say it's a crime of opportunity that takes less than 30 seconds to get in and out.

Deputies recommend hiding your valuables, or taking them with you, locking your door, and setting your alarm (if you have one).

As for car thefts in neighborhoods, deputies say wealthier neighborhoods attract more thieves and it's best to put your car in a garage or car port.

Deputies will be patrolling shopping areas and neighborhoods in the coming weeks. Deputies say they usually see a hike in car break-ins near Christmas time.