Troy Police Department Sgt. Kim Wolff is reminding citizens to remove all items and valuables, then lock their vehicles before leaving them alone.

Wolff's reminder came after a string of break-ins on Aikman Drive early Wednesday morning.

Our news partner, KWTX, reports that five cars were broken into and a van was stolen around 2:30 AM on March 22. They say the van was eventually recovered, along with most of the personal items that were inside.

Police are asking anyone who may have information to contact them. Meanwhile, they have sought assistance from the Bell County Sheriff's Department.

The video below provides some tips for preventing being a victim of car burglary or theft.