POSTED: Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 6:22pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 11:27am
TYLER - The Tyler Police Department says car thefts are up by twenty-five percent from last year.
Tyler Police Officer Don Martin says it is happening everywhere in town and no one is one hundred percent safe, even if they live in a gated community.
They are responding to fifteen car burglaries daily on average.
The items thieves are stealing out of cars are purses, cell phones, laptops and global positioning systems.
Martin says to make sure you take things of value out of your car and lock it.
Also if you see anything suspicious report it to the police whether it is during the day or at night.
Jessica Wilson KETKnbc.com