DON’T FORGET TO LOCK YOUR VEHICLE DOORS!
Most vehicles had simple items, such as loose change, taken from them but the common denominator for most is that the vehicles were left UNLOCKED. It is a crime of opportunity. Door handles are tried and if the car is locked they usually move on. If you see any suspicious persons or activity, please contact the non-emergency police dispatch number at (856) 665-1200.
Prevent your car from being broken into. Thefts from cars are most often crimes of opportunity in which a thief sees an easy target. Reduce the chances that a criminal will want to break into your vehicle by taking some of the following steps.
- At home, park your car in a garage if you have one or in the driveway rather than on the street.
- Use theft deterrent systems such as car alarms, wheel lock devices, kill switches, etc.
- Always park in well-lit areas. Keep exterior lights on at your residence, whether you are home or not home.
- Remove all loose items of value such as loose change, cell phones, laptops or tablets, jewelry, etc. from view inside the car and lock them in the trunk or bring them into your home.
-Do not leave items, such as pocketbooks, shopping bags, gym bags, backpacks, tools, etc. in plain view inside the vehicle.
- Contact police if you see someone acting suspiciously. If it looks out of the ordinary to you, do not hesitate to call the police. You can remain anonymous when you call.