Police remind people to lock doors after a string of garage burglaries


A community in southwest Minneapolis has been bombarded with several similar burglaries over a 15 hour period.

The Minneapolis Police Department sent out a news release saying between 6 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. Monday, the Fulton neighborhood had reported seven garage thefts.

A bunch of miscellaneous items were stolen such as car insurance documents, a gas station gift card, a phone charging cord, loose change and more. Additionally, a car was stolen and later found stuck in the snow.

Apart from being in garages in the same neighborhood, police say the burglaries had another thing in common: the thief entered through an unlocked door.

Police are reminding people to keep the doors to their home, garage and vehicle locked. It's also important to remove valuables from your vehicle.

And if you see any suspicious activity or someone loitering around your home or neighborhood, dial 911, authorities say.

SafeWise – a website that provides home security information – says a burglary happens every 15 seconds in the United States. And as many as 30 percent of those burglars enter through an unlocked door.

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