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Long Beach warned of rising car burglaries

Long Beach authorities are warning the city's drivers of an increase in auto burglaries in the area bordered by Cherry Avenue, Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Avenue and Second Street.

April 20, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Long Beach authorities are warning the city's drivers of an increase in auto burglaries.

Many have occurred in the area bordered by Cherry Avenue, Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Avenue and Second Street.

Authorities say for most of the crimes, the suspect smashes a vehicle's window to get inside.

Items that were stolen include purses, laptops and small electronics like GPS devices, cellphones and mp3 players.