Police in two local municipalities have issued warnings to local residents.

Both the Linwood and Hamilton Township Police Departments are telling residents to lock everything up.

From houses, to cars, to bikes, officials are urging you to safeguard your valuables by simply using the locks that you have.

Hamilton Township Police say there has been an increase in car burglaries in the township over the past two weeks. They remind you:

Keep your vehicles and valuables safe and help reduce the chance of becoming the victim of a motor vehicle burglary:

1) Lock your vehicle doors.
2) Park in well-lit areas if possible.
3) Do not leave valuables in plain view. Place them in your trunk or bring them indoors.

Meanwhile, Linwood Police say recent reports include " unlocked homes, unlocked vehicles and unsecured bicycles."

Lock it or lose it!

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