SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WKRG) — Officials with the Spanish Fort Police Department are warning residents of a large crime trend that is happening in the area.

According to officers, a resident of Spanish Fort parked his car outside of his home. Another man broke into the vehicle and stole a “large sum of money,” according to a Facebook post from the SFPD. Officers said the man had just left the bank where he had withdrawn the money stolen.

Officers determined that this was part of a large crime trend occurring in Spanish Fort. Investigators believe residents are being followed home after withdrawing money from the bank.

In the post, officers urged citizens to be aware of their surroundings and report suspicious activity to local law enforcement.