NORTHPORT, AL (WBRC) - Northport police are warning residents to lock their cars and remove valuables after seeing an increase in car break-ins.
On Wednesday morning, eight people reported their cars had been broken into. Most of the break-ins happened between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. in the southwest part of the city, according to police.
In each case, the thieves target unlocked cars. They broke into vehicles in neighborhoods south of Highway 82 between Lurleen Wallace Boulevard and Main Street.
Residents told police items that were stolen from their car include wallets, money, speakers and credit cards.
"Lock up your vehicle. Don't leave them in plain sight. We kind of have a motto, lock it or lose. Lock it up, cover it up or remove it or you're possible going to lose it," Carrie Baker with Northport PD said.
Baker confirmed that patrols will be increasing in the area of the break-ins.
Northport police are asking anyone who has had their car broken into, even if nothing was stolen, to call them at (205) 339-6600. Police are also asking anyone who sees any suspicious car or person to also give them a call at the same number.
So far no arrests have been made.