Auto burglaries can be very difficult cases to solve as there is usually very little physical evidence left behind.  In order to help reduce the risk of becoming a victim of a car burglary, we have produced some easy tips to follow:
  • ALWAYS close your windows and lock your vehicle and garage doors.  Most burglary to autos are of those that are unlocked!
  • ALWAYS park in well lit areas as close to buildings, or if at home, park in garage.
  • ALWAYS use exterior lighting in areas around your garage or automobiles.
  • ALWAYS remove or hide from view loose valuables from your vehicle, including the garage door opener. (If taken, it is an easy way for a burglar to gain entry into your home).  This includes purses, wallets, cell phones, laptop computers, GPS units, other electronic devices, loose change and briefcases.  Anything of value - burglars can easily obtain entry into your car!
  • ALWAYS set your car alarm, if so equipped.
  • ALWAYS keep a list of serial numbers for your commonly used electronic equipment.
  • NEVER leave your keys in your car.
Don't hesitate to call 9-1-1 to report suspicious persons seen wandering around in parking lots or neighborhoods - particularly after hours - and/or looking into cars as they walk by.