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Wauwatosa Police reminding drivers to "lock it up" after 8 cars stolen in June, dozens of break-ins reported

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- After a busy June, police in Wauwatosa are reminding neighbors to lock their vehicles. 

Wauwatosa Police say during the month of June, they received 45 reports of entries to vehicles in neighborhoods around Wauwatosa. Most of those reports involved theft of property and don't include the several notifications of suspicious people seen trying to get into cars. 

In addition to the vehicle break-in reports, eight vehicles were stolen in June, all of which were left unlocked with keys inside. 

Police said on June 28 one person was arrested after they were caught prowling by a Wauwatosa police officer and on July 1 another four people were arrested after they fled from a stolen vehicle out of Wauwatosa. 

Neighbors are reminded to:

  • Keep car keys and garage door openers securely inside homes
  • Lock vehicle doors, including vehicles parked in your driveway and in your garage
  • Report any suspicious behavior to police
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