CENTER POINT, AL (WBRC) - Folks are being told to take steps to protect their homes, and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has increased patrols in the Center Point.
Over the last month, there have been 7 burglaries in the Lake Park Subdivision.
It's a small neighborhood, so authorities call the crimes a disturbing trend.
The burglaries are happening under daylight. Thieves are taking valuables like electronics and jewelry.
Folks say they are scared in their own homes because of the spike in burglaries.
Authorities are working leads and may have the evidence to bring charges.
"In two of the burglaries we got DNA from where we believe two different suspects they cut themselves breaking in," said Randy Christian, Chief Deputy of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. "We are having that analyzed."
"I'm having window guards put on my windows, (and) put a new security door up. I don't know anything else I can do," said Marie Mcwhirter who lives in neighborhood.
Chief Deputy Christian says more than likely these suspects were watching the homeowners to learn their daily routines and know when they were away from home.