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Cedar Rapids police reminding residents to lock cars

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

Cedar Rapids police are reminding residents to lock their car doors.

There were 47 thefts from vehicles in the city the first two weeks of August.

That's up 30.55% from the first two weeks in July.

Police say most victims left their car doors unlocked with their valuables in sight.

"We had one victim that had three cars parked in their driveway and left all three car doors unlocked in all three vehicles," said Cristy Hamblin, Public Information Officer for the Cedar Rapids Police Department.  "They're minus three GPS's, they're minus a billfold, and they're minus also an iPod that was in the car."

They also say never to leave your car keys in the car and to hide any valuables in the trunk.

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