MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The West Hennepin Public Safety Department says almost a dozen different cities are investigating burglaries police think are connected.
The crimes happened from Big Lake all the way down to Eagan.READ MORE: Cortez Banks Charged In Crystal Knife Attack; Victims Expected To Survive
Authorities say thieves will go into unlocked cars at night and look for a garage door opener.READ MORE: Antoine Suggs Charged With Murdering 4 Minnesotans Found Dead In Wisconsin Cornfield
Police say the criminals will then use them to get inside homes and steal wallets, purses, cell phones, and sometimes even the cars.
“Very bold. Very bold. That’s very bold. Even going the night into a house. where people sleeping you know? That is scary,” Karina Ondra of Big Lake said.MORE NEWS: Minneapolis To Return To Charging Shoppers For Using Disposable Bags
Police say you should lock your car doors at night and bring your garage door opener inside, too.