STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Police are warning residents to lock their vehicles after an increase in auto burglaries were reported in the last few weeks.
Police said the main items stolen from vehicles were firearms and most of the stolen firearms were recovered from juveniles.
Police said some robbers use a method of going from car-to-car in parking lots to see if any of them will open.
This method is used to seem undetected and non-suspicious.
Police have increased security checks throughout the city.
They encourage residents to always lock their vehicles and to remove any valuables like devices or loose change.