Staff Writer Melissa Vargas reports that area police are seeing a sharp increase in car burglaries involving Global Positioning System devices like the one pictured at right.
They are urging residents to hide the detachable kind.
Melissa's report also describes how thieves earlier this week stole seven devices at Grapevine Mills mall after smashing car windows. Sgt. Kim Smith told her that most of the devices were portable; only one was installed in the dashboard.
"We tell everyone to stash and store it," Smith said. "Even if that means taking an extra two minutes to put it in the trunk."
-- Bill Miller