SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO AM) - Sioux Falls Police are investigating an increasing caseload of unlocked car larcenies in the last couple of months.
Officer Sam Clemens says there are also more cases of breaking car windows and grabbing purses, wallets, packages or any item left behind.
Clemens says car larcenies increase during the spring and summer months. He says it takes only a couple of seconds to break a car window, get inside, take whatever property available and flee. There's not a lot of follow up police can do unless a witness comes forward.
Clemens says valuables are safer in your car's trunk rather than on a seat or floor where bad guys can see them.