HEADLAND, Ala. (WDHN) — Kenny Woodham woke up about 4:30 in the morning to the sound of his dogs barking at something that didn’t seem quite right.

What he found was the passenger window of his truck shattered. Someone tried to break into his vehicle hoping to find something worth stealing.

“If they had been a little more persistent they would’ve gotten everything out of it,” Woodham said. “They did succeed in busting out the window, but that was about all, but it’s getting more and more frequent in our area.”

Woodham is just one of many families in Headland that have fallen victim to these thieves.

The Headland Police Department posted on social media warning residents to be on their guard. They attached a photo of one suspect’s car, which was caught by a doorbell cam.

Police say the driver was attempting to smash other cars looking for something to loot.

But despite the photo being in a neighborhood, the rural areas are not out of the woods when it comes to these crimes.

“There’s a lot of subdivisions in Headland that are getting hit,” Woodham said. “They are hitting several houses in a row. It’s not as bad out in the rural areas because there’s fewer houses, but they are coming more out. I think they are hitting all the easy spots, and they are just moving outwards.”

To ensure that your car doesn’t fall victim to the increase in car burglaries, there are some precautions you can take: and it all starts by simply locking your car.

Headland police are asking everyone to not leave any valuables in their car, and if they see anything suspicious, to call the police.