Burglars are targeting Harbor Area homes where residents have left their doors unlocked and windows open, a police detective said Monday.

"Make sure to lock your house up. We would appreciate it," said Los Angeles police Detective Donald Eldridge, a property crimes investigator.

Thieves are opting for the easy entry into residences instead of forcing their way inside.

Harbor Area detectives have jurisdiction in San Pedro, Wilmington, Harbor City and Harbor Gateway.