SOUTH WEBER -- Thieves are not waiting for residents to go to sleep before taking what they want from unlocked cars in driveways and open garages, says Davis County Sheriff's Sgt. Susan Poulsen.
Poulsen said the thieves are "getting more brazen. They're looking for the quick and easy."
Poulsen said the crime spree occurred over several days earlier this week, between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., in the area of 8200 South in South Weber.
One man had his garage door open while he mowed his lawn and later found that his vehicles had been burglarized.
Meanwhile, a woman left her purse in her unlocked car while moving the trash can to the curb. The purse was stolen.
Poulsen said another man saw his truck door open and went to investigate.
"He happened upon a young male wearing a hoodie over his head going through his pickup," Poulsen said. "Our victim chased the suspect to a newer-model, silver SUV, possibly a Toyota Rav4. Two other hooded males were in the getaway vehicle, and they sped off."
She said it is the "same old, same old" of people leaving their vehicles unlocked and garage doors open, but the burglaries are happening when most people are home and outside.
"We need to be vigilant," Poulsen said. "We need to use our eyes for ourselves and for our neighbors."
Poulsen said it is OK to report anything that "looks a bit off."
Anyone with information about the burglaries can submit a tip on the Davis County sheriff's Facebook page or call 877-451-4TIP or 801-451-4151. Tips can remain anonymous.