Rash of car burglaries in Park City

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PARK CITY, Kan. (KAKE) -

Park City police say they're battling a rash of vehicle break ins. They've reported 15 since last Thursday. 

Marlo Rugg says Tuesday morning was just like any other morning. That is, until she got into her car. 

"Everything was strewn about. My glove box was open, my console..." says Rugg. 

She says' that's when it hit her. Someone had broken into her car. She left her car unlocked with her purse, cash and credit cards all inside, but she says all the thieves took was the money. 

Park City Police Chief. Phil Bostain, says she isn't the first victim. She's actually the fifteenth person to have their car broken into since last Thursday. 

"It seems like people are out and about, people that are up to no good are out and about doing crimes, and we see an increase usually when the weather's nicer," says Bostain. 

He says in every case, the thieves didn't break any windows because they didn't have to. The cars were simply left unlocked.

"How did I forget to bring my purse in and make sure I lock the car? I come from a small town and sometimes I forget," says Rugg. 

"There's a tendency to think that you're safe in your own neighborhood, but you need to take the same precautions wherever you're at," says Bostain. 

The chief says his message to Rugg and all of Park City is simple: Take your stuff, lock your car and take your keys. 

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