A string of recent vehicle burglaries has prompted Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant to issue a simple reminder to citizens: Lock your doors.

"In the past few days we have received six reports of vehicle burglaries throughout the county," Bryant said Tuesday. "And 100 percent of them involve unlocked doors."

Bryant said not only should motorists lock up their vehicles, but they should never leave purses, wallets and cellphones in plain sight.

"Hide your valuables," he said.

The burglaries are under investigation, and Bryant said it is unclear if the cases are connected.