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Nov 19 Police Tips to Reduce Recent Rash of Thefts from Cars

Tips to Reduce Thefts From Automobiles 
Prince George's County Police District VI (Laurel/Beltsville)
Community Oriented Policing Services (C.O.P.S.)

• Park your vehicle in a well lighted area.

• Make sure you remove all items of value.

• If you have a portable GPS, consider also removing its mount, and wipe away any marks of its attachment. Such marks reveal that you have a GPS and may lead some thieves to break into your car thinking your GPS is hidden in your vehicle.

• Lock all of your doors and roll the windows up.

• Activate your vehicle alarm, if you have one.

These five easy steps greatly reduce the chances of you becoming a victim of theft from auto.

And remember, if an item is stolen from your vehicle and was not permanently attached or is an after-market product, it may not be covered by your insurance company.