The San Angelo Police Department is reminding people to break down their boxes.Every year after Christmas families throw away the boxes, containers, and wrapping paper for gifts they received.
But before you do, make sure you dis-assemble cardboard boxes and bags for big ticket items.
SAPD says if thieves notice tv or gaming system boxes in the trash they might be more likely to break into your home.
They say it's better to break them down and hide them inside a trash container or simply take them out to the recycling facility.