Hannibal residents in the areas of Lake Apollo, Hummingbird, North Arch, Hafner and Stuart Streets have reported an increase in crime recently.
According to the Hannibal Police Department, residents have reported items taken from unlocked cars, unlocked garages and unlocked homes in the last couple weeks.
The items include wallets, purses, tools and electronics including laptops.
Police say it appears that the suspect or suspects was looking for unlocked doors, open garage doors or were looking for keys to the home left in cars.
The police department encourages residents to make sure homes and cars are locked and that keys and other items such as garage door openers are kept out of sight.
If you have any information about these crimes or want to report suspicious activity, please call the Hannibal Police Department at 573-221-0987 or leave a tip on the web here.