The Peoria Heights Police Department is warning residents of an "unusually high" amount of calls and reports of vehicle break-ins recently.
The department said most of the vehicles were unlocked, making it easy for the burglars to get in and take valuables. The police are reminding residents to lock up their vehicles, and to remove or hide any valuables in plain sight. Keys should always be removed from the vehicle.
Anyone needing to make a report should call Peoria Heights Police at (309) 688-3461.