Area law enforcement has seen some recent increases in license plate thefts.
The Monroe County Sheriff's Office says 24 plates were stolen in Chili last week, followed by as many as 30 plates stolen from cars at the Woodridge Apartments. Both these thefts happened in apartment complex parking lots and both remain under investigation.
Police say if this happens to you, it's important to report it and nullify the plate immediately. The state replaces them free of charge once you fill out the paperwork -- and patrol car scanners can immediately spot voided plates.