ALTON, Ill. (KMOV.com) – Police in Alton, Illinois are investigating several car break-ins and one car theft in the area.
Two vehicles were broken into and a third, newly purchased, car was stolen Monday at the Alton Square Mall. Monday’s thefts follow a weekend where nearly a dozen vehicles were broken into at various places in Alton, including the Club Fitness.
Thieves punched out locks, smashed in windows and simply opened unlocked doors to commit the crimes.
Investigators have not said if they believe the cases are connected.
Police have not said what was taken from the vehicles.
Police are encouraging people to keep their cars locked and valuables out of sight. Police also want people to be more vigilant in their neighborhoods, encouraging anyone who sees anything suspicious to call them.