(CMR) Police are warning drivers to lock their vehicles following several incidents of thefts from vehicles that were left unlocked. The police say they are investigating several incidents that occurred in recent weeks and said items commonly stolen have included construction tools, electronics, and money.
The police reiterated the importance of ensuring that all doors and windows are properly closed whenever your vehicle is not in use. Many thefts from vehicles are opportunistic, which means that if a thief finds your vehicle unlocked, you become an easy target, the police warned.
Other ways you can keep your vehicle and possessions safe include:
-As a general rule, don’t leave valuable items in your vehicles. If you must store items in your vehicles, ensure they are not visible when your car is unattended.
-Park vehicles in well-lit areas and, if possible, in places with security cameras or security officers on sight.
-Don’t leave vehicles running or with the keys inside unattended, even for a short time.
-Where possible, record serial numbers of equipment and mark items such as construction tools to identify them more easily if a theft occurs.
The RCIPS is investigating these incidents and is encouraging all members of the public to report any such incidents to the police, regardless of whether or not anything was stolen, by contacting 9-1-1 or your nearest police station.
For more information about what can be done to protect your business, please visit the link: https://www.rcips.ky/crime-prevention.