Vegas Officials Warn Against Leaving Vehicles Vulnerable
Las Vegas police said the hot weather is prompting a recent spike in auto burglaries.
A handful of Metro area commands in the north and south Valley have seen an uptick in auto burglaries and break-ins, as a result of cars being left running with keys in the ignition or windows left open, ktnv.com reported June 12.
“We have some very opportunistic and ingenious criminals. And any opportunity, even a small fraction of an inch of opening in that window, gives them a great opportunity to utilize some of the tools that they have to make entry into the car very, very quickly,” said Metro Captain David O’Leary.