West Des Moines police are warning against the same car and home break-in scheme that Des Moines police are dealing with.
On Sunday, someone broke into a car at a shopping complex and stole a garage door opener.
When the victim returned home, they found their home had been burglarized as well.
Des Moines police are investigating six similar crimes.
Police recommend hiding your garage door opening in your car, the same as you would a cell phone, wallet or purse.