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OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- Car burglaries are on the rise in Ogden -- and residents are being asked to take precautions.
Ogden police Lieutenant Scott Sangberg says usually auto burglaries average about 112 per month. However, he says, there were more than 160 car burglaries reported last month, and the trend appears to be continuing this month.
Sangberg says last year, there were more than 12-hundred auto burglaries reported. If current trend hold, he predicts there will be more than 15-hundred vehicle burglaries for 2005.
Police say residents can protect their vehicles by locking their doors, investing in an alarm system and parking in it a garage.
Officers also say malls are prime target areas during the holidays, as well as apartment complexes.
Information from: Standard-Examiner
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