ALBANY, N.Y. - Dozens of Albany residents have been victim to car break-ins in the city the past couple of months, police say.
Albany Police Spokesperson Steve Smith tells NEWS10 there have been a total of 29 car break-ins in the past two months that have been reported. Ten break-ins happened Monday night along the east side of Washington Park, three breaks-ins over the weekend, and 16 similar break-ins in the city since June 1st.
Police say the suspects stole mainly electronics, GPS units, and money.
Smith says in most cases the victims made things easy for the thieves by not securing their vehicles.
Even when the owners think to hide items into consoles, they leave out the cords that go with them. Smith says these are red flags to any would-be break-in bandit.
The Albany Police Department would like to remind residents of the following:
1) Always keep your car locked, even if you're only going to be gone for a short period of time.
2) Remove all valuable belongings including change, iPods, GPS units, and purses.
3) Remove all cell phone, iPod, and GPS chargers.
4) Remove all GPS unit devices from your windshield.
4) If you need to leave items in your car place them in a locked trunk.
5) Although it is warm outside, always roll up your windows.