Crooks stealing garage door remotes to burglarize homes

ELLENSBURG, Wash. -- Police in Ellensburg are seeing a spike in an unusual crime. They have seen about six homes burglarized in the past few weeks. But, it's how the burglars are getting in.

Ellensburg police say crooks are stealing garage door openers from people's cars and using them to get into homes.

They say it seems like a crime of opportunity and urge you to either park in your garage or take your clicker out when you go home.