Thieves are out shopping just like everyone else as we get closer to the holidays.
It seems crooks are scanning cars in store parking lots ready to snatch anything that looks valuable.
“They’ll punch the window, reach in, grab it without setting off the alarm and they’re gone,” said Fresno police Lt. Tim Tiejen.
The latest crime stats show vehicle theft is up 34% in northwest Fresno. When it comes to valuables Tietjen says crooks aren’t too picky.
Police say car break-ins are taking place in store parking lots and even a few neighborhoods across northwest Fresno.