Farmington police are working to stop a series of car break-ins that have been reported in a number of neighborhoods in the past week.
Police say more than a dozen break-ins have been reported.
"I'm shocked," said Farmington resident Ellen Siuta. "I raise a family here, and I consider this a very safe town."
Residents in the Highland neighborhood said they don't know who's responsible, but said they will now be more alert knowing about the spike in thefts.
"I'm not alone," Siuta said. "A lot of women leave their pocketbooks in their cars. I'll just have to be more vigilant."
Across town, in another residential neighborhood, more break-ins were reported last week.
"None of the cars were ever locked," said Lt. Marshall Porter. "They were left unsecured and the suspects were able to just gain access by opening their doors."
Police said the thieves are taking anything from small electronics to spare change.
"We ask you to keep your doors locked, windows up and any valuables, keep them hidden," Porter said.
More patrols have been added to try and catch whoever is responsible.
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