The River Forest Police Department is asking residents to remember to keep their doors and windows locked, as a months-long string of car and garage burglaries continues into the summer.

“The vast majority of these [burglaries] van be attributed to owners leaving their vehicles or garage doors unlocked,” read a news release sent out by the department.

The release said that the burglaries are typically crimes of opportunity, and in the rare cases that offenders do break windows, there are usually valuables such as GPS units and computers left visible from outside.

The police said that most of these crimes are occurring overnight, but there has been an increase in evening burglaries as well.

“We need the help of the residents to report a crime immediately and also be diligent in locking their vehicles and securing their valuables,” the release read.

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