By Todd Hicks. CREATED Sep 19, 2013
BROOKFIELD- Police are sending out a warning asking residents in Waukesha County to lock their house and car doors.
The news comes after a handful of attempted burglaries in Brookfield late Wednesday night or Thursday morning.
Detectives say thieves made their way into three homes through an unlocked patio door or used garage door openers from unlocked vehicles to enter through the garage.
In two cases, frightened families were confronted with the daring burglar who then took off.
Police say the burglars attempted to get in two other homes by ripping open the screen doors.
"It's just surprising and shocking to have to be thinking about this." said one woman who was alerted by police of an attempted break in at her home.
Police believe the attempted burglaries are connected to other burglaries that happened earlier this month.
If you have any information, you're asked to call Brookfield Police.