Boynton Beach police: Car burglaries are up, lock your doors

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Lock your car doors!

Auto burglaries in the county, and specifically in Boynton Beach, are on the rise.

The Boynton Beach Police department has investigated 74 auto burglaries since June 1.

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Of those, 30 of the cars were unlocked. In 44 cases, the thieves smashed the passenger side windows, according to a statement on the police department’s Facebook page.

The thieves have taken cell phones, purses, wallets, passports, cash, iPods, iPads, designer sunglasses, and a handgun.

“Auto burglaries are crimes of opportunity. We urge you to remove all valuables from your cars and lock the doors to keep what is yours. The best crime prevention is YOU! Take is before a thief does,” the statement says.

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