After a host of break-ins to vehicles in Havre de Grace, authorities urge citizens to make sure they are locking up.
On Thursday, a theft was reported from a vehicle on the 4100 block of Gravel Hill Road and a car on the 500 block of Oakington Road was found vandalized, according to the Harford County Sheriff's Office.
"Many of the thefts from cars that we respond to have doors that were unlocked," Cristie Kahler, spokeswoman for the Harford County Sheriff's Office, said.
On Labor Day, police said eight vehicles were broken into in Havre de Grace.
All were unlocked, according to Havre de Grace Police Department spokeswoman Julie Morgan.
A laptop, cash, wallet and GPS, among other items, were reported stolen from vehicles in locations ranging from North Washington Street to Chapel Road.
"The neighborhoods were random," Morgan said Friday.
Additional information, such was whether the incidents were connected, was not available Friday afternoon.
To avoid becoming a victim, the sheriff's office encouraged locking up before leaving the vehicle.
"We urge people to keep their vehicles locked, even when they are parked in the garage and keep valuables out of sight," Kahler said. "Often times, in addition to purses or wallets, suspects take phones, iPads, laptops and other electronics from unlocked vehicles."
She added: "A lock isn’t a lock unless it’s locked."