Jefferson City Police Seeing Increase in Thefts From Motor Vehicles

Jefferson City Police is seeing an increase in the amount of reports taken for thefts from motor vehicles within the past several months.

According to the department one of the items taken has been a large amount of firearms.

Reports of 20 incidents of 24 guns stolen from vehicles, 12 incidents of 16 guns taken from residences, and 2 thefts from open public areas and 1 from a business taken in the last several months.

The department also says they are also seeing an increase in the thefts of motor vehicles.

Jefferson City Police is reminding citizens and visitors to the city to be diligent in locking their vehicles and homes.