APD Warning Drivers To Keep Cars Locked

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Athens police are warning people to keep their vehicles locked due to a recent rash of thefts from parked vehicles.

"I would like to remind the citizens of Athens to lock their vehicles, remove valuables from their vehicles or lock them out of sight, even during the day," says Captain Ralph Harvey.

Harvey says the police department is investigating the cases and taking proactive measures to increase the likelihood of identifying, catching and preventing thefts.

"Several of the thefts have been from parking lots that were less visible from the main road and/or not well lit," says Harvey.

He says most have been at night, but at least one was during the day.

If you have any information or see anything suspicious, you're asked to call the Athens Police Department.