A friendly reminder to not leave your valuables lying visible in your car this holiday season.
The Vancouver Police Department wants to remind the public to be cautious this holiday season and help prevent theft-from-auto. It’s a busy time of year for shopping, but also for thieves. It only takes a second for thief to break into your vehicle and steal your valuables.
From January to October this year, the Vancouver Police Department received 10,018 reports of theft-from-auto across the city. In 2016, there were a total of 12,340, and in 2015, there were 10,181.
Here are some other helpful tips to help prevent theft-from-auto:
- lock items in your trunk
- do not leave any possessions visible in your car
- try not to make multiple trips to your car to drop off your shopping
- disable your trunk latch so your trunk cannot be opened from inside the car
- report suspicious people to police
Post Source: VPD