Smash-and-grab vehicle burglaries continue in Lodi, with seven more of them taking place Friday morning.
Such crimes aren't rare, but police have noticed a rash of burglaries in which the culprits look for vehicles with purses and valuables left in sight.
Friday morning thieves appeared to focus on apartment complexes in the south end of town, Sgt. Fernando Martinez said. A Wednesday night burglary wave had focused on schools, a park, a church and a gym.
Martinez reminded residents to remove any valuables from vehicles.
He also noted that global positioning systems are hot item for thieves, who see the devices sitting on dashboards. It only takes seconds for the owner to remove the GPS and take it with them when leaving the vehicle, Martinez said.
Whether the burglaries are the work of one individual, a few people or are even connected at all is not known. Police said they have few leads.