Police See Spike in Car Thefts

Yakima police are advising people to keep their cars locked down and parked in safe places.

Police say they have seen a spike in the number of car thefts in areas east of 16th Avenue over the past month.

In March, there were 140 reports of stolen vehicles stolen overnight -- most of those cars being Honda models.

One person who has had his car broken into says he is taking more precaution when parking his car.

"Getting something stolen out of your car is one thing, but coming out into the parking lot and realizing your car is not even here anymore, now your whole week is in jeopardy," said Korey Ward.

Police say you can protect your car by parking it in a garage, using steering wheel locks or installing alarm systems.

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