Theft from Vehicle

Theft from vehicles is an opportunity based crime and offenders target easy vehicles. This crime type can be prevented. Here are some simple tips to prevent theft from your vehicle:

  • Remove all valuables (backpacks, cell phones, purses, wallets, sunglasses, GPS systems, keys, iPod’, shopping bags, cigarettes, etc) from your vehicle.
  • If you must keep valuables in your vehicle, store and cover them in your trunk area.
  • Never leave a spare vehicle or house key in your vehicle.
  • Whenever possible, park your vehicle in your garage.
  • Lock your doors, and roll up your windows completely when you park.
  • Protect your insurance and registration documents as well as your garage door opener. (Carry them in your wallet or conceal them.  However, ensure the documents are in the vehicle when out and about in the event you are stopped by police or in an accident).
  • If your garage door opener is stolen, ensure you change your system code.
  • Install a car alarm, or use “the club” to lock the steering wheel.
  • Use locking screws for your license plate.
  • Lock it or Loose it  - Video

 

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