Crime Prevention Tip – August 2015

This month’s crime prevention tip focuses on securing your property, and in particular your vehicles.  When your vehicle is not in use, take the time to secure your vehicle and park it in your garage if possible.  Make sure the windows are rolled up, every door is locked and the alarm is set.  Remove all valuable items from your vehicle and at the very least keep them out of sight.  Criminals tend to “pull handles” to see if they can find an open door which gives them access to the inside of your vehicle.  This “handle pulling” activity can take place anywhere at anytime, including parking lots and even your own driveway in the middle of the day or night.  If your vehicle needs to be parked outside, try to park it in a visibly lighted area.   Take the time to ensure your vehicle is secure before you leave it, don’t become a victim.