Vehicle Robberies Increase in Hobbs

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

HOBBS, NEW MEXICO - Too many cases of auto burglaries in Hobbs have police urging residents to lock up.

Authorities tell NewsWest 9, if residents would simply lock their car doors they wouldn't be busy chasing crooks all over town.

So far this year, there are already more than 100 reported auto burglaries, and police say nine out of ten of them happened in unlocked cars.

They're urging residents to lock your car, take your keys, and hide your belongings.