It's a reminder to keep your vehicles protected.
The Bellevue Police Department is investigating after a string of vehicle break-ins from over Sunday night.
Police say one simple step could have made a difference.
Stuart Maas didn't have the greatest start to his morning on Monday.
He came out to his truck, and found someone had been inside overnight.
He found his wallet was stolen, and other items were left behind on the ground.
“Violated, you know? You'd like to ring the person's neck that came and did it. You don't have good feelings,” says Maas.
Bellevue Police says Maas and his wife were just two in a string of car break-ins that night.
An unknown suspect hit several vehicles in the Leawood Oaks neighborhood.
Police say for all of those vehicles, it wasn't hard getting in, none of them were locked.
Sgt. John McDaniel – Bellevue Police Dept. 04:24:43 “If your car door is parked out on the street or in your driveway, and it's locked, they may just move along,” says Sgt. John McDaniel, of the Bellevue Police Department.
The lock is the first line of defense, but police add, don't leave valuables inside your car.
Still, victims like Maas wish the suspects could find something better to do.
“You know, if he had come to the door, and said, 'Hey I'm a thief and I'd like $20, I might have given him $20, and kicked him in the rear and told him told him to get a job,” he says.
Investigators are still searching for the suspects.
If you have any information, call the Bellevue Police.