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Thefts from Vehicles – Prevention Starts with YOU!

How to Make Your Car Unattractive to Thieves

Post Date:02/07/2019 1:00 PM

Thieves like to "window shop!" If you have anything visible in your car - even, if you think it has no value - you are a target.

Make your vehicle unattractive to a thief by taking the following steps:

  • Shut your windows
  • Close your sunroof
  • Lock your doors 
  • Do not leave items in plain sight (e.g. loose change, cell phone, GPS, chargers, purse/wallet, laptop, gym bag, backpack, garage remote, etc.)
  • Use an anti-theft device (e.g. alarm, steering wheel lock, etc.)
  • Never leave your car running unattended
  • Park in your garage or behind a locked gate. If you don't have a garage, park in a visible, well-lit area

Report suspicious activity. Dial 9-1-1 in an emergency. Non-emergency situations can be reported by calling (408)615-5580.


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