Fayetteville police urge precautions after series of car break-ins

Fayetteville police are urging locals to lock their cars and put away their valuables after a rash of car break-ins around the city this month.

Police posted a series of tips on the Fayetteville Arkansas Police Department Facebook page, urging residents to take extra care.

According to Sgt. Anthony Murphy with the department, there have been 168 reports of car break ins in Fayetteville in the past month, up from 70 this time last year. Murphy said the break ins are not isolated to any one part of the city.

“We’ve seen them kind of in neighborhoods all over,” he said.

Murphy said police are unsure what is contributing to the increase in break-ins at this time. Most of the cars that have been disturbed were unlocked, he said.

The full post including tips for keeping your property safe is embedded below.