Thefts from Vehicles – Prevention Starts with YOU!
How to Make Your Car Unattractive to Thieves
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.