Mill Valley police are warning residents of a sudden spike in vehicle burglaries, having responded to six such crimes in less than 24 hours.
According to a crime alert issued Wednesday afternoon by the Mill Valley Police Department, all of the vehicles in question were left unlocked "... which to a burglar is an open invitation to steal."
The crimes were all reported in the Sycamore area of town, according to police. Specifically, they were reported on Walnut Avenue, Sycamore Avenue, Alvarado Avenue, and Forrest Street.
"This type of theft is not confined to this area but can occur wherever there are unlocked vehicles," police said.
The agency shared the following advice to keeping your belongings safe:
- Lock your vehicle
- Hide your valuables
- Take your keys with you
- Park in your driveway or garage and avoid street parking if possible
- Report suspicious behavior to the police: "See Something -- Say Something"
Call the Mill Valley Police Department at 389.4100 or 446.4526 to report a crime and/or suspicious behavior.