More than 10 vehicles were burglarized in Brittany Lakes on the night of Jan. 30 and early the morning of Jan. 31, according to police reports.
While automobile break-ins aren't uncommon in the city, the spate has police urging people to lock their cars and has residents calling for more patrols.
"The vast majority of these crimes, probably around 85 percent, occur when the victim's vehicle is left unlocked," police spokesman Kelly Williamson said.
Resident Angela Grindele said she would like to see more nighttime police patrols in the neighborhood.
But another resident said vehicle owners were contributing to the problem.
"If you leave your car unlocked, you are asking for it," Johnnie Miller said.
Simple steps are the best solution to avoid being the victim of theft, Williamson said.
"As usual, we encourage our citizens to remove valuables from their vehicles, lock their vehicle doors and be on the lookout for suspicious persons or activity," he said.