According to the Police Department, Manitowoc is being “plagued with a rash of vehicle thefts”. The MPD says that the thefts mainly occur during evening hours where juveniles are entering unlocked vehicles, with the keys left inside, and stealing the vehicles. These vehicles have mostly been parked in parking lots of local businesses. Authorities are advising citizens to ensure that your vehicle is locked at all times and to never leave your keys in the vehicle. Typically the people that are looking to steal a vehicle are trying to find the easiest target, and taking steps to make stealing your vehicle more difficult could prevent you from having to bike to work, especially with the weather getting cooler.