In this day and age, do we really need to be reminded that, a) we shouldn't leave valuables in our cars and, b) we especially shouldn't leave them unlocked?

Apparently some people still do because that's exactly how a number of items have been stolen recently in Quail Creek and Bloomington.

The Victoria County Sheriff's Office reported 4 burglaries this week in the county that could have easily been prevented by doing one or both of those things I mentioned. Officials say 2 handguns, a vehicle and a garage door opener were stolen this week.

The Sheriff's Department reminds residents that vehicles should always be locked, guns should never be left in a vehicle, and valuables should also not be left in a vehicle or, should at least be hidden from view.

Prevention is the key.