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Break-ins Getting More Common as Summer Draws Near

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Quincy police are warning residents to keep their homes and cars locked up. They say summer is typically the time they see more break-ins. 

 

Cheryl Hobson loves the landscaping in front of her Quincy home, but she keeps it trimmed for security purposes.

"People don't think about shrubbery and things when they're planting, perhaps, they don't realize that maybe they're giving a criminal a way to hide," she says. 

Hobson also locks her doors, and installed security lights at her home. Quincy Police officer Dave Ludwig says those are both good steps - because during the summer, many of us get a little lax about securing our homes. "People have their windows open and sometimes the screens are unlocked, and that invites somebody who is looking to burglarize a home to be able to gain easy access to the residence," he said.

He says car break-ins also tend to rise over the summer, especially when someone walking by a vehicle can see valuable things lying in plain view. And he says it can happen anywhere.

"From the west end to the east end, there's no particular area - you can be a victim of a burglary." 

But Hobson says - her best preventative step has been getting to know her neighbors.

"We look out for each other around here." 


 

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