Tuesday, February 21, 2017

ALERT- VEHICLES STOLEN FROM DRIVEWAY-TIPS FOR PREVENTING THEFTS OF AND FROM MOTOR VEHICLES

The Fairfield Police Department is warning residents that on February 10, 2017,two vehicles were stolen from driveways in the Talbot Road area

Here are some tips to help prevent becoming a victim:

  • Leaving Vehicles Unattended While Running- With the cold winter months upon us, many motorists will often start their cars and leave them running unattended until the interior of the vehicle warms. Additionally, they often pull up to stores to quickly run in and pick up an item and believe their car is safe because they can usually see it from inside of the store. Both present golden opportunity for car thieves who are actually riding around looking for such vehicles. It only takes a few seconds for a car that is running to be stolen, especially if left unlocked.

 

  • Locking Car Doors When Vehicle is Unattended- Most people will always lock their car doors when out in parking lot such as malls and restaurants but they very often do not lock them while they are parked in their driveways or out in front of their homes as they feel safer there. Vehicles, when left unattended, should always be locked in order to protect its contents, especially overnight. Thieves are looking for anything such as GPS devices, sunglasses and money. It is also a good practice to keep valuable items out of view and in the trunk.

 

  • Remove Keys from Vehicle- Please remove your keys and key fobs from the vehicle when unattended in your driveway. Many new vehicles have side mirrors that fold in when the key fob is removed. Conversely, thieves who see that mirrors are still extended now know that the key fob is present in the vehicle

 

Please immediately report any suspicious activity to the police department.

 

 

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