LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Officials Tuesday unveiled signs that are intended to reduce vehicle burglaries in Griffith Park.

The signs, which read “Lock It, Hide It, Keep It.”, were placed in the park at 8 a.m. to remind visitors to lock their vehicle, hide their valuables and keep property with them, according to Councilman Tom LaBonge.

“Hide your laptop, your cellphone, your wallet whatever you’ve got, we want you to lock your cars,” LaBonge told KNX1070.

The signs are in response to a rash of car-related crimes that occurred in the past few months in Griffith Park, officials said.

“Thirty percent of the break-ins that occurred were with unlocked vehicles,” he said. “We want you to experience the park in a positive way and not remember, ‘I went there and my car got broken into.'”

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