Franklin police are investigating a string of car burglaries in Forrest Crossing and Riverview subdivisions in the last three weeks.
In each of the eight instances, the victims were easy targets because their vehicles were left unlocked and unattended. The thieves stole a variety of electronics including GPS units, laptops and iPods.
Police used the rash of burglaries to warn residents that they can greatly reduce their chances of being the victim of an auto burglary by simply locking their car doors, keeping windows rolled up when the vehicle is unattended, and not leaving valuables in parked cars.
Anyone with information with information on the burglaries should call Franklin police at 794-2513 or send an anonymous tip by texting the keyword 615FPD, along with your message to 847411.