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Preventing theft from vehicles

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From former Community Resource Officer Sandy Perez
Tucson Police Department

The key to preventing theft from vehicles starts with YOU!

Nobody wants to be a victim of crime, but if you leave your purse, computer, tools or other valuable items in your auto, you're increasing the risk that you will become a theft-from-vehicle victim.

Many thefts from vehicles are the result of people leaving their car doors unlocked or leaving items of value in the car where would-be thieves can easily spot them. The message- if thieves can see it, they will steal it.

By simply locking the doors of your vehicle and by taking valuable items with you or hiding them in a locked trunk, you can dramatically reduce the risk of being a crime victim.

Police also remind drivers that home garages are for parking vehicles, not for storage. By removing your vehicle from the street or driveway, you lessen the chances of a thief breaking in to steal a car stereo, or even the entire vehicle.

What are thieves looking for? The answer: EVERYTHING

This includes:
  • audio equipment;
  • cash;
  • purses;
  • cell phones;
  • tools;
  • clothes;
  • driver's licenses
  • other personal documents;
  • check books;
  • luggage;
  • cameras;
  • anything of value or personal identification.

*And if a thief manages to get anything on it with your personal information, including a social security number, you are now in danger of also becoming an Identity Theft victim.

Quick tips to prevention:

1) Lock doors and take keys with you
2) Park in secure/well lit location
3) Don't leave valuables out in plain site, lock them in a trunk or take them with you
4) Park in your home garage
5) Lock it or Lose it! The key to preventing theft from vehicles starts with YOU

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