Vehicle Break-Ins: How to Protect Yourself and Others
Limit the amount of personal information you keep in your vehicle, to protect yourself from other related crimes such as identity theft or fraud.
Items Most Commonly Stolen from a Vehicle
- Garage door openers
- Gym bags
- Shopping bags
- Sporting equipment
Protect Yourself and Your Vehicle
Theft from a vehicle, or vehicle prowl, is a crime of opportunity. Don’t give anyone the opportunity to make you a victim. Here are three easy, common sense ways to protect yourself:
- Always try to park in safe, well-lit, fully visible areas.
- Remove, or hide from view, anything a thief may find attractive in your vehicle. Do this before you arrive at your parking spot, if possible.
- Shut all car windows and doors (including your sunroof if you have one), lock your car, and take your keys.