Authorities are urging you to lock your car.
The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office says thieves have broken into seven vehicles in local subdivisions during overnight hours since November 1st.
A news release from the sheriff’s office says thieves usually bypass locked cars, because defeating a lock takes time and breaking a window makes noise.
Authorities say never leave unsecured firearms, medication, credit cards, or money in an unoccupied vehicle.
If you must leave valuables, secure them in a locked glove box or the trunk.