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Our View: Lock your vehicle!

Published: Saturday, May 25, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

It’s like an open invitation to some people – an unlocked car with a wallet, purse or other valuable in plain sight.

They just open the vehicle’s door and take what they want.

Maybe the police will catch them, but maybe they won’t.

All it takes is a few simple steps to deter these particular thieves – locking the car doors and removing the pricey items from the vehicle.

That’s it. So simple, yet so often they are two tasks left undone.

Mass vehicle burglaries have taken place in recent weeks in areas of Kane County.

Nearly a dozen burglaries were reported to have happened between the night of May 9 and morning of May 10 on St. Charles’ west side. Campton Hills has seen a rash of similar incidents recently, as has Elburn.

Many of the burglarized vehicles involved unlocked cars, police reported. Tablet computers, a navigation system and a designer purse were among the items said to have been stolen.

Area police officials have urged residents to lock their vehicles and never leave valuables in plain view.

We can’t say it any better ourselves. Lock it up, Kane County.

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