Some Monroe county homeowners are working to protect their belongings after a string of burglaries over the past month.
According to the sheriff's office, people are reporting stolen lawn equipment and tools from garages and carports.
It's happened on Camden Way, Highway 83 North, Popes Ferry Road and Estes Road, sometimes while people are home.
The sheriff's office is asking people to lock their garages and sheds.
Mitch Stanovich says he's not one of the victims, but that people in the neighborhood still need to take precautions.