Police Warn Drivers After a Spike in Car Break-Ins in Fremont and Milpitas - NBC Bay Area

Police Warn Drivers After a Spike in Car Break-Ins in Fremont and Milpitas

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    Car Break-Ins May Be Connected With an Organized Crime Ring in Fremont and Milpitas

    Police are warning drivers after Milpitas and Fremont reported having a spike in car break-ins which police said may be in connection with a crime ring. Marianne Favro reports.

    (Published Tuesday, March 5, 2019)

    Police in Milpitas and Fremont are increasing patrol around shopping centers after an alarming spike in car burglaries.

    In Fremont, police said 26 cars were burglarized Monday night, adding to the 145 burglaries already reported this year in neighboring Milpitas.

    Police said it is possible the burglars are part of an organized crime ring, but believe it's more likely thieves sharing information on sweet spots.

    Thieves are targeting parking lots in shopping centers at the Great Mall and the McCarthy Ranch in Milpitas, and two shopping centers on Barber Lane.

    Authorities are now warning drivers to lock their doors and to not leave any valuables inside their vehicles.

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