HPD urges Pine Belt residents to lock car doors

HATTIESBURG, Miss - The Hattiesburg Police Department (HPD) is urging the public to heed crime prevention tips after an increase in auto-burglaries this past week.

HPD responded to 5 auto-burglary calls and

Lt. Traxler of HPD mentions to keep your belongings out of sight as 90% of auto-burglaries occur with unlocked doors in Hattiesburg.

"We are looking at where they occured, how they occured, things we can do to be able to track a pattern" says Lt. Traxler.

HPD mentions to keep your doors locked and remove anything of value out of your vehicle.

If you see suspicious activity do not hesistate to call the Hattiesburg Police Department at (601) 544-7900.

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