If you lock the doors, one burglar may move on. Or the may put a rock through the window to steal an iPod.
In an effort to catch burglars in the act, Pacific Grove police officers, using unmarked cars, recently staked out areas in the city where vehicle burglaries and thefts have occurred.
“We have been able to do some surveillance programs in direct response,” Miller said.
One of the stings netted the arrest of a Pacific Grove man who was going car to car and checking door handles, trying to find an unlocked vehicle, Miller said.