Theft from vehicles spikes near lakes

Following an increase in vehicle break-ins near and around Lake Harriet and Lake Calhoun, police are urging visitors to the area to keep an eye out for three young males with a history of theft from cars.

Steven Pierce, 18, Anthony Green, 20, and Michael Green, 22, are all out of jail and might be driving around the lakes in a black or green 1990s Ford Taurus with unknown plates, police said. A white female might also be with them.

Anyone who sees these people or others looking into vehicles around the lakes should call 911. Here are a few tips from the Minneapolis Police Department for preventing theft from your car:
–    Lock your car doors and windows.
–    Don’t leave valuables in your car. If you do, keep them out of site.
–    Park in well-lit areas.
–    Keep your driver’s license and vehicle registration with you to avoid identity theft.