DULUTH, MN-- Car break-ins often increase in the summer months. Duluth police are offering some advice to protect yourself.
They say you should keep all valuables out of sight, including bags, wallets, and electronics.
Park in areas where traffic regularly passes, and look for well-lit areas to park your car.
Don't leave your car running unattended and if possible, install a security alarm or anti-theft device.
Police advise not giving anyone a reason to want to break into your car.
"People that will go into cars or do car prowls are looking for a reason to be in there. Either it's easy because people leave their cars unlocked, or they can see something in there of value," said Lt. Robert Shene with the Duluth Police Department.
Police say if someone does break into your car, call to report the incident.