Local police are warning the public after a number of recent overnight car break-ins.

The East Fishkill Police Department reports an increase of thefts from unlocked cars from driveways in Dutchess County. Recently the larcenies have been reported in neighborhoods on top of Stormville Mountain.

According to East Fishkill police, a number of neighboring towns have also seen an increase in thefts from unlocked cars in driveways.

To avoid having your car broken into, authorities remind everyone to always keep cars locked and remove valuables. Keeping outside lighting on may also prevent your home from being targeted by thieves, police say.

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