Police urge you to lock your car doors

Columbus police are asking for your help to combat a rise in thefts from vehicles.

Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the Columbus Police Department, says that between Aug. 1st and Sept. 11th, the department received 64 reports of thefts from vehicles.

Of those 59 happened in vehicles where car doors were unlocked.

Harris says you should lock your vehicle doors, take any valuables inside and keep an eye out for suspicious activity.

He said thieves are stealing anything they can. Recent thefts have included firearms, purses, laptop computers all the way down to cell phone charges and small change.

Harris said that some people believe that leaving their vehicle unlocked protects from having a window broken. But that logic doesn’t hold true with what  police are seeing on the streets.

If you see anything suspicious you can contact the Columbus Police Department at 812-376-2600. Or you can call 911.