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Boynton Beach police concerned about a spike in gun thefts from vehicles

Posted: 12:31 PM, Aug 02, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-02 18:46:04-04
Spike seen in theft of guns from vehicles

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.