Some towns across eastern Carolina say they're investigating more and more car and home break-ins lately.
Greenville and Winterville police say they've seen a spike in those crimes.
Winterville police chief Billy Wilkes says they've seen between 15 to 20 vehicle break-ins recently. He says people are making it easy for thieves by leaving electronics in the car in plain view. Two days ago a home was pried into and the homeowner's television, video games and Christmas presents were stolen.
Officers say it's important to keep an eye out on your neighbor's belongings and to keep vehicles and homes locked..