Unlocked cars were recently broken into in Newport Beach, police reported.
- On Tuesday, Jan. 1 a thief stole keys from the center console of an unlocked car parked on Saint Tropez.
- On Monday, Dec. 31 a thief stole gift cards from an unlocked car parked on Harbor Ridge Drive. Police say on the same day, a suspect also rummaged through three unlocked cars parked on Saint Tropez, Monaco and Hillsborough. No items were reported missing.
Vehicle Safety Tips:
- Take valuables out: Remove all valuable from plain sight or hide them before arriving at your destination.
- Lock your vehicle: Verify your vehicle is securely locked before leaving the area.
- Close your windows: An open window or sunroof allows for quick entry into your vehicle by a thief – Always check that they are completely shut before leaving your vehicle.