Dozens of guns stolen during recent Cape Coral car burglaries

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CAPE CORAL, Fla.- In just over three months, the Cape Coral Police Department says 21 guns have been stolen during car burglaries throughout Cape Coral.

Police say the city has recently seen a sharp increase in car burglaries, in most cases, the vehicles were left unlocked.

“Scary, it’s really scary!” said a resident whose neighbor had a gun stolen from their unlocked car in the driveway. “How am I gonna know that I’m not gonna get shot or robbed or killed?”

While it’s legal to keep guns inside cars, it’s also easier for the firearms to get into the wrong hands.

“Your vehicle is not under your immediate control, it’s easier to access than your home is,” said Sgt. Dana Coston with CCPD. “The offenders can be in and out in a matter of seconds.”

Cape Coral police are reminding residents to keep cars locked and valuables out of sight. If you see any suspicious activity, call CCPD 239-574-3223.

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