As many as 18 cars were broken into in west Olympia over the weekend, according to Olympia police Lt. Paul Lower.
The break-ins occurred between midnight and 5 a.m. every night over the long holiday weekend, Lower said. Most were in northwest Olympia, with some also along Columbia Street toward Capitol Way in downtown.
The break-ins continue a trend of increasing car prowls since the beginning of the year, Lower said. “We might have a little group of folks involved,” he said.
Items taken include small electronic devices such as cellphones and laptops.
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Police advise removing or concealing electronic devices and making sure vehicles are locked.