Boca Raton auto burglaries fall, but rise in parks

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Boca Raton police are battling a burglary problem in public parks.

The number of auto burglaries in the whole city has fallen almost twenty percent in the first eight months of the year, from 348 to 285.

But in parks, car break-ins are up over sixty percent.

47 have been reported this year.

Thieves are after cell phones, purses and wallets.

"We could have zero. All you have to do is remove your stuff. Lock it in your trunk, your glove box, the bottom line is that burglar is going window, to window, to window," said Boca Raton Police spokesman Mark Economou.

The police department urges everyone to make sure your cars are locked and to keep valuables out of sight.

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