Increase in Vehicle Prowls in Duluth

By KBJR News 1

Increase in Vehicle Prowls in Duluth

September 19, 2012 Updated Sep 19, 2012 at 3:17 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Duluth has seen an increase in car prowls in the past month, according to Duluth Police.

Police are reminding residents to lock their cars, remove valuables and report any suspicious activities to 911.

With the recent increase in college students to Duluth, the police department is also reminding students to not leave book bags and electronics inside their cars.

The Duluth Police Department has offered a list of prevention tips for residents to follow to reduce the number of car prowls in the city:

- Keep the interior of your car clean. Never leave valuables, including bags, purses, wallets, briefcases, laptops, cell phones, loose change or anything that may appear valuable in plain view.

- If you leave valuables in your car, put them in the trunk before you go to your destination.

- Before you leave your parked car, always remove the keys, roll up the windows, lock the car and set the alarm. Always keep your keys with you.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns