TOPEKA (KSNT) – A rash of car burglaries is the impetus for the Topeka Police Department to warn residents to lock their car doors and remove items that can be easily seen inside their vehicles.

The map provided by police shows a swarm of break-ins near SW Topeka Blvd., in North Central Topeka, and near SW Wanamaker and SW 10th Avenue.

A graphic provided by the Topeka Police Department shows car burglaries in March of this year, highlighting areas being hit and the time of day burglaries are happening. Saturdays and Sundays around 3:00 a.m. is a busy time for break-ins, according to police.

Topeka residents can help TPD to keep an eye out for car burglaries by signing up to the See Topeka program which allows residents and businesses to register their security cameras as an additional resource for police trying to gather information on local crimes. To learn more about See Topeka and to sign up your security cameras to the program, click here.