Lock your cars or you could be the next victim.

That's the message the Alamance County Sheriff's Office is sending to you.

The department said Tuesday morning that they received a number of break-ins in the southern part of the county.

They specifically mentioned the Heritage Glen community of NC Hwy 62 South and the Oliver Mobile Home Park on NC Hwy 119 South as hotspots. Regardless, everyone should be on the lookout.

If you don't want to be an easy target, lock your cars. The sheriff's office said all recently reported break-ins happened in unlocked vehicles.

"In most circumstances suspects will not want to make noise or bring attention to themselves (i.e. breaking car windows), therefore they choose to enter unlocked vehicles," the office said in a news release.

If you have any information about recent break-ins you are asked to call the Alamance County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division at (336) 570-6300.