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OGDEN — Authorities in Weber County report a recent increase in car burglaries and say in many cases, car and home owners are making it too easy for criminals.

Weber County sheriff's deputies say people are leaving garage doors open and cars unlocked.

Investigators say there have been as many as 15 burglaries in one night over the past month. It's unclear who is responsible or how many of the cases are connected.

Monday we reported on a spree of 16 car burglaries in West Point in northern Davis County. Investigators don't know if those are connected to the Weber County cases, but burglars in that case also hit unlocked cars and stole the same type of items - GPS units, iPods, computers, credit cards and drivers licenses.

Chad Kihlstrom, a victim of Monday's burglaries, believes he came close to the suspect or suspects in the West Point cases. He says he saw a woman in an older, black BMW drive away. He believes she may have had accomplices but Davis County deputies couldn't confirm that.

As the investigation continues, deputies remind the public to lock their cars and close their garage doors.

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