via Fox 6 Now
BROOKFIELD -- Police in Milwaukee's suburbs are warning residents to keep their cars locked and in the garage after an uptick in vehicle thefts. Brookfield police call the thefts "crimes of opportunity" because the suspects are targeting vehicles that are left unlocked and outside overnight.
"I've been here for 20 years now. I moved here for the safe, secure area. It's just a little unsettling," said Marybeth Vivian, lives in Brookfield.
Vivian lives a block away from where thieves took a vehicle from a driveway on Thorn Apple Road, sometime between midnight and 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 9th.
"It is a concern because you just don't see anything like that happening in this area -- that big of a crime with cars. It just makes you kind of uneasy coming and going at night," said Vivian.
Brookfield police say the incident is one of five reports of stolen vehicles in the residential neighborhoods between West North Avenue and Capitol Drive.