A string of car break-ins in a normally quiet residential area has people on edge and neighborhood watches taking action.
"The phones will be ringing, people stop and knock on your doors, its a close neighborhood so yeah, we do talk," said an area resident.
Police are also ramping up their patrols in the neighborhood off of Old Monticello Road. In one of the reported incidents on Tuesday night, Police say a firearm was stolen from one of the cars on Robin Hood Drive. Police say the thieves are striking at night while people are sleeping.
"When people leave to go to work or take their children to school, they're discovering their vehicles have been ransacked and items are missing from the vehicle," said Hampton.
Police say the best thing you can do, whether you are downtown or parked in your driveway, is lock your car and keep an eye out for suspicious activity.
LT. Hampton said all of the incidents involved unlocked cars that had valuables left out in plain sight. He said car break-ins increase around the holidays and people need to be more cautious.
"We think people get a little too comfortable sometimes. They trust people too much and that's why we encourage people to secure their vehicles at all times," said Hampton.
Police do not have any suspects at this time. They are asking anyone with information to contact them.