Danville police have some words of advice for the owners of automobiles in Danville, especially on the south side.
Lock your cars, don't leave the keys in them, and don't leave valuables in visible places inside them.
"Last weekend we dealt with several incidents where parked vehicles were broken into," said Assistant Chief Jay Newell. "In a couple of cases the vehicles themselves were stolen. It is cause for concern."
Newell said the department has made no arrests in connection with the incidents, which he termed crimes of opportunity.
"They're called that because we believe someone sees the unlocked car and goes through it, looking for small items they can steal in a hurry," he said. "They're taking items like change, portable CD players, things like that. They see the opportunity to steal something in a hurry, and they take advantage of it."
Newell said approximately a dozen vehicles were involved last weekend, most with their doors unlocked, and two vehicles were stolen. One of those was recovered later the same day. He also said similar crimes occurred in Junction City during the same time frame.