Published: Nov 21, 2012 12:09 AM EST
Updated: Nov 21, 2012 12:05 PM EST

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- An area in Bonita Springs is on high alert after multiple cars were broken into, a crime that has many residents wondering why.

"We don't feel safe, I think we should put cameras or something so we can feel more safe," says concerned resident David Olivernos.

Monday night, right outside New Image Fitness, multiple cars were the target in just a 45 minute period.

"Doesn't make me feel good because we come here to workout and feeling there is a thief out there I don't want to bring my family no more," says Olivernos.

One police report shows a nap snack and an ipod were taken from one of the vehicles, but unfortunately, at this time of the year the number of car thefts goes up.

"Think about it, it's Christmas time, people have no money," says Thomas Equitz.

Fort Myers Police wants to make sure the grinch doesn't steal your holiday from you.
By following some simple rules, you have less of a chance of becoming a victim...
Park smart and stay alert, avoid dark, secluded areas, lock your car, remember where you park, and when walking to your car, keep your keys handy.

"Ill be more cautious where i park my car, that's for sure. I will make sure I keep it close to the building and keep an eye on my surroundings," says Equitz.