All U.S. cities experience auto theft problems. Historically motor vehicle thefts have been primarily limited to carts on campus.
To protect your vehicle you should:
- LOCK YOUR CAR DOORS
- CONSIDER INSTALLING AN ALARM
- INSTALL AN IGNITION OR GAS PUMP CUT-OFF
- USE A STEERING WHEEL LOCKING DEVICE
- PARK IN WELL LIT AREAS
- CHECK THE CONDITION OF YOUR VEHICLE ON A DAILY BASIS
Thefts from vehicles are also a problem. This takes place when an individual uses their car as an auxiliary locker, office, or storage facility. Property left in plain sight is an invitation to a thief to steal. The window gets broken out. The property gets removed, and the thief is quickly gone. The solutions are simple.
- Do not leave anything of value in plain sight in your vehicle.
- Place property in the trunk.
- If you have a hatchback or a similar type vehicle place all property nearest the back, then cover it with an old blanket.
Always roll up your windows and lock you car when you leave it.