Kansas City, KS police warn residents of increase in burglaries - KCTV5

Kansas City, KS police warn residents of increase in burglaries

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Burglaries are on the rise in Kansas City, KS. They are already higher than this time last year, and police have suggestions on how to keep your stuff safe. (KCTV5) Burglaries are on the rise in Kansas City, KS. They are already higher than this time last year, and police have suggestions on how to keep your stuff safe. (KCTV5)
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Burglaries are on the rise in Kansas City, KS. They are already higher than this time last year, and police have suggestions on how to keep your stuff safe. 

“If you don’t keep your doors locked someone is going to walk by, check your door. If it’s unlocked they’re going in to see what they can find,” Officer Cameron Morgan said.

Police say keep your car and house doors locked. And, store valuables out of sight in your car out of the front seat.

If you go on vacation, ask a neighbor to cut your grass and keep windows closed.

Police say this goes for everyone in KCK.

“Crime can happen all over. Crime can happen anywhere in our city. So you have to keep your doors locked even if you’re in the ‘nicer nicer part of the city,’ you’ve got to still keep your doors locked and still be vigilant against the thieves,” Morgan said.

Thefts from cars are a big part of why the burglary numbers are up.

Burglaries are up about 8 percent in the first seven months of this year compared to the same time frame of 2016.

There are about 300 less reported thefts across the city, but police are investigating more thefts this year than last year.

If you have questions about how to keep your house or car protected, KCK’s community policing officers are trained to find weaknesses in security and how to fix them. 

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