Auto thefts prompt crime alert south of 46th Street

A string of auto thefts and theft attempts prompted Minneapolis police to issue a crime alert May 4 for Southwest residents living south of 46th Street.

Community Crime-Prevention Officer Jabra Kawas wrote that since April 13, six auto thefts were reported in the Fulton, Kenny, Windom and Armatage neighborhoods. In each incident, the car was parked on the street or in a lot.

No suspect information is available, but Kawas offered these tips:

– Lock vehicles when parked and driving.

– Always report suspicious behavior by calling 911.

– Park in well-lit areas.

For more information about safety tips or for questions, contact Kawas at 673-2867 or his partner, Crime- Prevention Specialist Jennifer Neale at 673-2819.