Take It or Someone Else Will
Law enforcement agencies throughout the suburbs have been battling a rapidly increasing number of burglary to motor vehicle and vehicle theft calls that reaches into the hundreds. Residents are the single-most effective car burglary deterrents. Police departments are developing new strategies to combat the crews, many who have been captured on doorbell cameras, sneaking into subdivisions in the late night and early morning hours, lifting door handles of every car they can find. The simple act of locking your doors and closing all the windows, including sunroofs, however, can go a long way in sending a would-be car burglar away. Additionally, do not leave valuables in your car and if you must, put your valuables in the trunk and out of sight. Unlocked cars have provided a treasure trove of everything from loose change to electronics to weapons. In several reported burglaries, the suspects have also removed garage door openers and stolen items from garages. Suspects have also been reported stealing cars from garages and driveways when the keyless fobs have been left on the car seats or in cup holders. Residents can stop crime right in their front yards by doing one simple thing, locking their car every night!