Upward of 22 cars in Farmington have been targeted by possible thieves, according to police between Aug. 9 and 29.
Money, electronics and paperwork have been taken from cars in burglaries on Birdseye Road, Lexton Drive, Gail Road, Paul Springs Hollow, Bonnie Drive and Elizabeth Road, police said. Tires were stolen from one of the cars, Lt. Marshall Porter, Farmington Police Department's public information officer, wrote in an email to Patch.
The incidents happened overnight on Aug. 9,10, 17 and 29.
In many of the cases, "several people reported their vehicles being opened, things disturbed, but nothing taken," Porter said.
While on paper it sounds like car break-ins, Porter said that is not usually the case because "people leave their cars unlocked."
"We remind the public time and time again to lock their cars," Porter said. "None of these are ever 'break ins.' They are crimes of opportunity."
Farmington police continue to investigate possible suspects responsible.