Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Close Garage Doors, Cops Warn.(Final)



During routine evening neighborhood patrols last weekend, Albuquerque police noticed "a ton" of garage doors left open "with no one around," police spokesman Jeff Arbogast said.

Police have had about 50 cases in the last two months in which burglars entered homes through garages. Now, they are warning residents not to leave their garage doors open.

"We've had stolen cars, items taken from garages and items taken from inside cars," he said. "As the weather gets warmer, people are working outdoors and in their yards and often leave their garage doors open. With the warmer weather, there's a higher occurrence" of break-ins through garages. …

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