The Dane County Sheriff’s Office is alerting residents in the towns of Bristol and Sun Prairie of a recent string of thefts from vehicles.
Deputies have responded to 10 incidents between Oct. 21 and Monday, according to a release. In seven out of the 10 incidents, the thieves broke a window to gain entry.
Eight occurred in the town of Bristol, officials said. In most cases purses, wallets, electronics and cash were taken.
Officials are asking citizens in northeast Dane County to be aware of neighborhood activity, and report anything that appears suspicious.
Deputies suggest keeping vehicles locked inside a garage when possible. They also encourage residents to keep outdoor lighting on throughout the night to help deter thieves.