Many thefts are crimes of opportunity. By keeping your car doors locked and removing valuables, you are doing your part in helping to avoid becoming a victim of theft.
Many times car burglars are after your stereo, GPS system or other loose belongings you’ve left in your car – like a cell phone, iPod or even your wallet, purse, laptop or garage door opener that you’ve left in plain sight.
Car burglaries can be expensive, from the cost of repairs to replacing your belongings. And they can leave you feeling victimized, too. You can minimize the likelihood you’ll fall prey to a costly car burglary by simply locking your car and not leaving valuables in them when parked. Leaving your key on the dash or in the ignition is an invitation to a car burglar. And keep in mind that if you have a great hiding place for a spare key, a thief has thought of it, too.
Your POA, Wackenhut and the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department encourage you to reduce the number of thefts from vehicles by following these simple rules – and by being Car Smart..
You can see the most recent Wackenhut Safety brochure by clicking here.