Boynton Beach police say 40 guns have been stolen from vehicles since the beginning of the year. It is a 60% increase since 2017
Police say almost half of the cars were left unlocked.
Police say vehicles are not a safe or responsible place to store a gun.
"You have a responsibility as a gun owner to ensure that the weapon is secured at all times. If you must leave it in a car, make sure it is locked in a gun safe installed in the vehicle," police wrote on Facebook.
A car is not a safe or responsible place to store your gun. If you have to leave it there, secure it in a safe installed in the car. Help us prevent gun thefts and potential gun violence. #SaferBoyntonBeachpic.twitter.com/bsHcb4liEq
— Boynton Beach Police (@BBPD) August 2, 2018