Vehicle Burglaries On The Rise - How Can You Protect Yours?

Police departments across the country report an increase in vehicle burglaries!

Schools closed for the summer, longer hours of daylight, and warmer weather are all reasons for vehicle burglaries to be on the increase in your city.

Valuables left out in plain view in your vehicle are an open invitation to car burglars. Combine that with leaving your car unlocked almost guarantees you will become a victim in time.

Police departments across the country recommend a few simple precautions to take to help reduce your chances of becoming a victim.

  • LOCK YOUR CAR! Most car burglars will go on to find an unlocked vehicle rather than go to the trouble of breaking in to a locked car, unless they spot valuable items left in plain view.
  • Do not leave valuables in the open even if your car is locked. Purses, wallets, cell phones, lap top computers, etc., should be locked in the trunk or glove compartment.
  • Don’t wait until you get to where you are going to lock valuables in the trunk.Thieves will sit in parking lots and watch for women who lock their purses and other valuables in the trunks of their cars.
  • Do not leave your garage door opener remote transmitter in the car where it can be seen. If a burglar gains possession of your garage door opener remote they have easy access to your home. Secure your remote in the glove box or carry it with you, even at your home.
  • If you have a garage and it is accessible, park your vehicle in the garage whenever you are at home - and close the garage door - lock it too.

Remember you can reduce your chances of becoming a victim of a vehicle burglary by taking just a few simple precautions.

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