The top five items Denver thieves want to steal from your car

According to the Denver Police Department, theft from motor vehicles is up 32 percent this year. With that in mind, DPD reps suggest a number of seemingly obvious steps locals can use to avoid becoming a snatch-and-grab victim: lock the car, don't leave the keys in it, park it in well-lit areas at night and don't leave cool stuff passersby might like in view. The top five are:

1. IPOD/MP3 player

2. GPS -- Global Positioning Unit

3. Money

4. Tools

5. Stereo Face Plate

Yes, you read right: Not the stereo, but the face plate -- apparently so scofflaws can pretend that their own music source isn't eight-track compatible....

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