Authorities urge you to lock your doors, hide valuables - or take them with you

Burglars smashing windows to steal electronics

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - A rash of car break-ins have the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office putting out an alert. Burglars have been targeting the West Boynton Park for weeks. 

It is common for people to walk away from their cars at the park, with valuables in plain view. 

"I know my GPS is in there, a lot of people would steal a GPS," said Adam Roth.

Six times in the last 10 days burglars have broken into cars, getting away with electronics. That news was enough to convince Alan Roth to take his GPS with him.

"I'd never assume this would happen in front of a playground in the middle of broad daylight, that's very surprising," said Roth.

It is happening before sunset, most coming between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

A group of moms, who occasionally meet near the playground fear it's the downside to the holiday season.

"I think holiday time people want more so they'll take what they can get to maybe afford things," said Sarah Gyampoh.

A reminder to all of us, not to let your guard down. 

"I make sure I have nothing valuable in the car, and if we have a bag, I'll put it in the backseat so you can't see it if you're just walking by," said Gyampoh. 

No arrests have been made. PBSO detectives continue to investigate.

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