Several are in the Central Park shopping and dining district. Two other thefts were in the parking lots of area gyms. One car theft was in downtown Fredericksburg.
Here are 4 top tips to prevent car break-ins, from our partners at AOL Auto.
- Lock your doors: While this piece of advice should be a no-brainer, up to a quarter of vehicle thefts are from unlocked cars, according to some law enforcement agencies.
- Keep it tidy: Almost any worthless personal item that's visible from the outside -- even an empty shopping bag -- could be seen as a valuable or a carrier of valuables.
- Conceal all the evidence: Don't leave any bait out for thieves; stow your electronics and accessories well out of sight-or better yet, bring it with you.
- Stash before -- not after -- you park: Get in the habit of putting shopping bags in the trunk right when you return to the vehicle, rather than after you park at the next place.