Police in Rock Hill received more than a dozen reports of vehicle break-ins over the weekend in several neighborhoods, but officers said many of the cars that were targeted were unlocked.
Break-ins of vehicles remains one of the leading crimes in Rock Hill, police said, but often the crime can be avoided if vehicles are locked.
In Fort Mill Friday, police charged three North Carolina men with dozens of vehicle break-ins.
Some of the Rock Hill reports listed cash, cellphones and other items taken from vehicles. Several of the incidents were reported on the northwestern side of the city near Ebinport Road and on several smaller streets including Estes Court, police reports show.
Police urge people to always lock their vehicle even if the vehicle is parked at home, said Mark Bollinger, spokesman for the Rock Hill Police Department. They also strongly suggest that residents take all valuables out of their vehicles even if the vehicles are locked.
Both York County deputies and Rock Hill police urged residents to be vigilant and report suspicious activity to police.