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Police say a huge increase in home invasions and burglaries this summer should encourage residents to lock up.
Oldham County Police Detective Chris Morris said Tuesday that local police have seen a 15 to 20 percent increase in theft, burglary and home invasion this summer.
Morris said simple precautions could deter burglars.
Detectives have found that many burglars have entered homes through unlocked doors and windows. Some reported thefts have occurred from homes with garage doors left open and from vehicles left unlocked.