Unlocked vehicles are an easy target for criminals. Many vehicle burglaries and, to a lesser degree, stolen vehicles occur as a result of vehicles being left unlocked. Offenders may walk through neighborhoods trying vehicle door handles in hopes of finding one that is unlocked.
Protect yourself with these reminders:
- Remove all valuables from your vehicle.
- Keep any personal belongings inside your vehicle out of sight.
- Lock all vehicle doors.
- Avoid leaving keys inside your vehicle. Instead, take them inside your home to a secure location.
- Follow the #9PMRoutine! Set an alarm on your phone each night to remind yourself to remove valuables from your vehicle, lock the doors to your vehicle and home, turn on exterior lights, and activate all alarms and security systems.