Hampton residents, please pay attention to the videos posted in reference to the entering autos happening in our city. We have numerous times put out information, that you must lock your doors to prevent the thefts that are increasingly putting guns out in the streets. Almost all of the entering autos in our county and in our city were and are preventable. In our county and surrounding counties the number of entering autos have increased and way too many guns are being stolen, along with other items that never should be left inside vehicles. In order to help law enforcement to help you, ALWAYS lock your vehicles. Remove phones, purses, electronics, wallets and any other thing of value from your car prior to locking it. NEVER EVER leave a gun in your vehicle whether locked or unlocked. In just a few months we have had numerous entering autos, in which every one of the vehicles were left unlocked. We have also had 4 stolen vehicles, in which all were unlocked, with the keys in them and two of them with the keys in the in the ignition of the unlocked vehicles. In many of these entering autos it is groups of people working as teams. We ask you to keep watch in all our neighborhoods for groups of teens walking in groups or separately on both sides of the street. Do not approach or confront them, but call the police immediately so we can identify the persons and what they might be doing. In the video below you will see in this video a Jeep Cherokee type vehicle enter the lot and park beside a truck by a light pole. The driver exits and walks around the lot and checks doors of other vehicle's by the building. Not finding any doors unlocked, the subject walks back to the truck and finds the door unlocked. In this theft a high powered rifle was stolen from the back seat from the unlocked vehicle.The majority of all entering autos are done on nights when the weather covers the sound and visibility of the crimes. Once again we need you to do your part in helping to reduce the ability to commit the crime by ALWAYS LOCKING your cars. If you do see this type of activity or groups call 770-957-9121 and have officers dispatched. Give as much information as possible without placing yourself in danger.