MIDLAND -- Christmas is just a little more than two weeks away which means you're probably shopping for presents.
Midland police want people to be aware of the risks of car burglaries this time of year.
So far this month officers say there have been almost 20 car burglaries in Midland.
Police say to prevent yourself from becoming the victim of this type of crime there are steps you can take.
For example they say don't leave valuables in plain sight in your vehicle.
Instead, put wrapped presents or shopping bags in the trunk or bring them inside your home.
Sgt. Ben Chavez with the Midland Police Department says "The majority of crime prevention is common sense. Think before things happen, you know. It's better to be proactive than reactive. Proactive is take those extra steps to avoid being a victim."
We've had some very cold weather the last few weeks with many drivers warming up their car by leaving it idling.
Midland police remind people that is is illegal and dangerous to leave your car unattended while it's running..
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