Car break-ins have increased over the last few weeks in Columbia which the police chief said is pretty common this time of year.
Columbia Police Chief Clint McMurry said most auto burglaries are crimes of opportunity. Often people just forget to lock their cars. Around the holidays with guests visiting bad guys know there may be presents or other valuables left in cars.
There are some simple, common sense tips to abide by.
Chief McMurry said the best prevention can be as simple as taking a little extra time to think of just-in-case scenarios
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