DOWNTOWN — With the holiday shopping season underway, police have launched the "Hide it, Lock it, or Lose it" campaign to ensure purchases don't become a target for thieves.
The campaign was created to reduce the number of vehicle break-ins, which the city has seen in waves. Officers say they hope to stem the tide for the holiday season, Glendale Police Sgt. John Gilkerson said.
"We want to stop it from being a bigger problem during the holiday season," he said.
Thieves burglarized 35 vehicles in October, up from 27 in September, according to the Police Department. The total edged up in November to 43.