***Public Service Announcement*** The Burbank Police Department would like to remind residents to always lock your vehicle doors. This message comes as a result of approximately 11 Burglary to Motor Vehicle reports since the beginning of December with 9 in the last few days. Unfortunately, we expect that there a even more which have gone unreported. In each of the reported cases, the vehicles showed no signs of forced entry but obvious signs of someone trespassing within the vehicles. The owners had the keys of their vehicles in their possession and believed they left their vehicles unsecured. We have been looking into several leads and have been able to obtain some evidence but believe there are several individuals committing these types of crimes. By leaving your vehicle unlocked, you are giving those persons an easy opportunity to grab something of value from within a vehicle. Most of these offenders are grabbing loose change or small items (to include id's) they can sell on the street to make a "quick buck," usually for an addiction. These offenders are either walking down the street or walking up driveways lifting door handles. Most of these offenses occurred when the victims were sleeping (overnight hours). The Burbank Police Department have added officers to supplement the officers already working in response to these incidents. Because these crimes are hard to predict where and when they take place, residents can protect themselves by not keeping anything of value out in the open or within their vehicles. Lock your vehicles (an all your property) to remove the opportunity for the offenders. And if you see something suspicious, please dial 911 so we can respond and check it out. These types of crimes occur everywhere and in every community, so when you are visiting friends / family, shopping or enjoying the evening out and about, please follow the above rules of thumb. Thank you.