SBPD reports 12 thefts from cars on the Hill; 11 cars were unlocked

Between Friday, Oct 5 and Sunday, Oct. 7, there were 12 thefts from cars and one car stolen in the Hill area, according to the Seal Beach Police Department.

All but one of the cars were unlocked. Unfortunately, the stolen vehicle was also unlocked and the keys were left inside.

There were two commercial burglaries in the north end of the city, where the windows of the businesses at Bowlology and Pure Barre were smashed; however, no loss was reported.

Lastly, McGaugh Elementary School was the victim of a commercial burglary, where the loss was reportedly a laptop computer. In a statement, the Seal Beach Police Department reminded residents, visitors and businesses to take the following steps to protect your property and prevent yourselves from being a victim:

• Lock your car

• Remove all valuables

• Do not leave any property in view, i.e. cell phones, laptop computers, packages

• Do not leave your keys in your car

• Put large packages in the trunk

• Park in well-lit areas