Springtime is here.
The sun is shining and it seems like the perfect day to get out and run around.
But while you get out of your car and leave your belongings behind to play at the park, police say thieves are picking their targets.
"They know that when women go to parks, particularly like Legacy Play Village they're gonna leave their purses and all their valuables in the car. They're not going to take them," said Sgt. Jason Lewis with the Lubbock Police Department.
At Legacy Play Village alone, there have already been six burglaries this year. Half of them were in the month of March.
"You don't go to the park to play with your children and expect to find that your windows have been smashed on your car," Lewis said.
But Lewis says it happens when you're least expecting it.
"When you think about the time it takes...it only takes seconds," he said.
There are cameras at the park but they're not working. Lewis says that makes it harder to track down these criminals.
"If we don't have that footage to let citizens know this is who we're looking for, it does make it more difficult."
So if you're heading to the gym or the park this spring, Lewis says leave all your valuables at home, put them in the trunk of your car or take them with you.
If you need to report a burglary, or if you have any information about these incidents, please call Crime Line at 741-1000.
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