Friday, June 25, 2010

Keep Your Vehicles Locked

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is reminding residents to never leave their cars unlocked while unattended.  
"Larcenies from vehicles are often a crime of opportunity," says Loudoun Sheriff Steve Simpson. "Locking your vehicle and removing or concealing high dollar items will greatly reduce your chances of becoming a victim," Simpson added. 

Simpson reminded residents to park in well lit areas, activate your alarm system or use anti-theft devices, and immediately report any suspicious activity to the Loudoun Sheriff's Office at 703-777-1021.  
The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office offers these tips to avoid becoming a victim of theft:  
 • KEEP YOUR VEHICLE LOCKED. Most stolen items are taken from vehicles that are left unlocked. 
• Remove or put items out of sight, inside a lockable glove box or trunk. 
• Park inside your garage or in an illuminated area. 
• A visible GPS is an obvious target. Prowlers also look for any signs that one may be in your vehicle, such as a mount on the window or dashboard. Even the circle impression left on the windshield from the suction cup mount is enough for thieves to break-in. They assume a GPS is hidden somewhere inside.

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