Vehicle theft rate increasing

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Montgomery police have some good news and some bad news to pass along.

The good news is that they are seeing a decrease in crime overall for the year.

The bad news is that there has been an increase in the number of stolen vehicles and thefts from vehicles over the past month.

MPD say they're aware of the trend and trying to combat the problem.

With school back in session and fall sports in full swing, authorities say it's a prime opportunity for criminals to attack.

Police are asking for your help by always placing your valuables out of sight.

They say opportunity is all someone needs to commit these crimes.

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