Make sure you are paying attention at your kids' next daytime sporting event, police are warning Capital Region residents of a smash and grab gang hitting the areas.There have been a rash of smash and grab robberies in broad daylight recently. They have happened in both Saratoga and Albany counties.

According to News Channel 13, the Saratoga County Sheriff's Department said that the robberies started last Friday morning at a Wilton daycare while people were dropping off their kids. Then later that night, the same thieves hit a Ballston Spa little league and grabbed purses out of cars in the parking lot. Police also believe these robberies are connected to other targets in Bethlehem.

Now police are warning all families in the Capital Region and especially women. They say that the thieves are targeting places in broad daylight where women feel safe. Also you are being urged not to leave valuables out in plain sight even if your vehicles are locked.