CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Bellevue residents are saying car break-ins are on the rise in their area.
Some feel the holiday season is giving the criminals a cause to shop their neighborhoods for unlocked cars.
“It’s been ramping up a little bit, I don’t know if it’s Christmas time. People want to keep gifts in their trunk... keep them away from their kids, it’s not a good idea,” Justin Schmits said.
Bellevue police used their Facebook page to warn residents these types of crimes happen during the holiday season and that locking their doors is a good way to discourage the thieves.
“The Grinch loves to find cars with unsecured doors. We don’t want anyone having their Who-pods, Who-purses, or Who-change stolen. Avoid leaving packages, shopping bags, or valuables in your vehicle. The Grinch loves a good package,” the post reads.