Winfield police issue warning after string of car burglaries

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Winfield police are issuing a warning after they received more than 15 reports of vehicles being burglarized on Thursday morning.

In the last week, officers have worked a growing number of motor vehicle burglary reports. Most have been near Southwestern College and in the surrounding neighborhoods.

Police are working to solve existing reports but are asking residents to reduce the risk of becoming a victim by following the following tips:

1.) Do not leave valuables or bags in plain sight.
2.) Do not leave vehicles unlocked.
3.) Park in a well-lit area when possible.
4.) Keep an eye out for suspicious activity.

"Together, we can help reduce vehicle burglaries and send a message to those perpetrating these crimes," Winfield police say.

If you would like to anonymously provide information on who is responsible for the reported car burglaries you can contact any Winfield, Cowley County Crime Stoppers at (620) 221-7777.

Police say crimes like they've seen in Winfield are happening across Kansas and the majority of burglarized vehicles in the city have been unlocked, with many having valuables in plain sight.