Five vehicles parked outside apartments near campus were broken into recently, according to an email from Vice President of Student Life Smith Jackson.

The Town of Elon Police and the Elon University Police received five reports Wednesday of unknown persons breaking into and entering vehicles parked at The Crest apartments, Phoenix Arms and Partners Place, all in the 900 block of East Haggard Avenue. Both departments are investigating the incidents.

The university is recommending students, faculty and staff lock their car doors and remove valuable items from plain sight as well as not leaving any items unattended while students move into their new residences in the coming days.