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Sunday, 26 July 2009 07:00

The City of North Tonawanda Police Department would like to remind citizens of the dangers involved when valuables are left in vehicles.  There has been an increase, recently, of vehicle break-ins throughout the city.  People are reporting thefts of wallets, GPS units, stereos, and other valuable equipment from their cars.  Most of these thefts appear to be occurring at night.


What’s unusual about the recent thefts is that items are being taken from locked vehicles.  Citizens should be aware that this is occurring and should take the necessary precautions.  While it’s impossible to guarantee you won’t be the next victim of a crime, some easy steps can be taken to make it less likely.


Any item that’s not worth losing should be secured in your house or the vehicle trunk (if equipped).  Leaving a $200 Ipod or GPS unit in plain sight is an invitation to would-be thieves, whether your doors are locked or not.  This also holds true for hardware.  If a criminal sees your GPS mounting bracket on your dashboard, they’ll probably assume you have the unit somewhere in the car.


Our Detective Bureau is currently working on the cases reported so far.


As always, report any suspicious activity in your neighborhood to our department at 692-4111.  Any leads or tips can be called in to the Detective Bureau at 692-4312.

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 July 2009 12:21