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Las Vegas sees spike in car thefts

Posted at 6:41 PM, Feb 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-19 09:46:01-05
There's a spike in stolen cars across the valley. How can you prevent yourself from becoming a target?
It's a bad idea to make your car a target for thieves by storing personal belongings inside.
But sometimes no matter what you do, you could be a target simply because of the year make and model.
A late 1990's Honda Accord is a popular model thieves are looking for.
This morning, we spoke to a Sergeant in northeast Las Vegas where they've seen an increase of about 24% from last year in auto thefts. 
"We want to address that as soon as we start to see the issue," says Sgt. Fred Haas.
Another key piece of advice; don't leave your car running.
Whether it's too cold or too hot in the summer months, don't leave the keys inside. A lot of these crimes are crimes of opportunity.