Police are reminding vehicle owners to lock their doors after a spate of car break-ins over the weekend in upper Manoa.
Nine vehicles, all left unlocked, were broken into and had items taken in the areas of Waaloa Place and Pinao Street between Sunday and Monday, police said. Some of the vehicles were parked in carports, which may have led the owners to believe their cars were safe.
One vehicle window was tagged with the letters “YK” for “young kriminals,” police said.
A police spokeswoman didn’t have information on the group, but the name appears in an online forum about gangs in Hawaii.
Honolulu police spokeswoman Michelle Yu said vehicle owners should lock their doors even when their cars are parked on private property, including in carports.
“Also, don’t leave valuables in the vehicle, especially in plain view,” she said.
Police opened nine cases for unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle and one case for fourth-degree criminal property damage. No arrests were made by Wednesday.