Unlocked vehicles continue to lead to thefts in Lincoln

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Lincoln Police are asking people to remember to lock their cars in an attempt to change a current trend.

LPD said so far in September, 28 vehicles have been stolen from the Lincoln area, and at least 11 of them were unlocked or the keys were inside.

While LPD said the amount of vehicles stolen so far this month is not out of the ordinary, the amount of cars left unlocked is.

During the same timeframe in 2016, 18 cars were stolen, compared to 27 in 2015, and 16 in 2014.

However, authorities said unlocked vehicles continue to be an issue around the Capital City.

Police suggest locking the vehicle, rolling up the windows, and taking all belongings out of the car to decrease the chance of a theft.