Vehicles parked at recreation centers and athletic clubs have become a favorite target for burglars, Lawrence police say.
More than a dozen automobile burglaries have been reported by patrons of these establishments since early January, police reports show. Incident times vary, but at East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 E. 15th St., most of the automobile burglaries have occurred between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Other incidents have been reported at Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 W. 27th St.; Lawrence Athletic Club, 3201 Mesa Way; and Lawrence Athletic Club East, 1202 E. 23rd St.
Police have these tips for motorists:
¢ Don't leave cell phones, laptop computers and other electronic items visible in cars.
¢ Put important items in the trunk.
¢ Remove face plates or stereos when leaving the car.
¢ Report suspicious people in a parking lot by calling 911.
Additional information about the burglaries will be posted on the Web site www.lawrencepolice.org.