Often thefts occur overnight from unlocked vehicles. It can happen in commercial parking lots and residential neighborhoods as well. Offenders look for items that are easily carried and resold. GPS units, cell phones, briefcases, purses, sunglasses, and laptop computers are frequently objects of interest to criminals. Keep in mind that these things are not difficult to pawn or sell.
We urge you to do these simple things that can drastically reduce your chances of becoming a victim: Don’t leave valuables in plain sight in your vehicle. Better yet, don’t even leave them in the car. Make sure all of the car’s windows are shut. Lock your vehicle, even if it is parked in your own driveway.
Lastly, remember to take your keys with you. If you leave your keys in the car, anyone can drive it away.