"Now I've got to think about fixing up some locks or maybe just think about keeping thing a little bit tighter than usual," said John Servais.
Burglars struck open vehicles in the 11-hundred block three times. Similar incidents have also been reported nearby on Wilson Avenue and even along heavily traveled sections of Shawano Avenue. All appear to be the work of a group.
"It appears that multiple suspects are going from driveway to driveway checking car doors to determine if they can get in, and once they're inside they take anything they can carry and then go on to the next vehicle," said Lt. Kevin Warych, Green Bay Police Department, Professional Standards Division.
So police are urging residents to leave outside lights on and lock up garages, homes and vehicles at night. And be careful of what you leave in your vehicles.
"If you leave your car in the driveway, lock the car. Lock your car doors. Don't leave anything of value. No electronics, no i-pods or i-pads. No purses," said Lt. Warych.
Those words of wisdom from the police department are not falling on deaf ears. Some in the targeted neighborhoods plan to pass them on.
"Especially this time of year. People are watching. People are watching the garbage because they see that TV box and they know there's a brand new TV in there," said Beth Falish, a six-year resident of Marshall Avenue.
Green Bay Police say the new intelligence-based policing, via the precinct system, has proven effective in stopping similar crimes. The success is based on information from residents.
"We're able to pinpoint where these crimes are occurring and map where they've occurred and predict where the next ones are going to occur," said Lt. Warych.
Local 5's Terry Kovarik has the story.