Aberdeen Police Warn of Car Break-Ins in Poplar Street Area
Posted on Tuesday December 29, 2015
Car Break-Ins on Poplar Street

Over the past month, there have been purses and wallets taken from vehicles in the Poplar Street area of Aberdeen. In each incident vehicle windows were broken, or vehicles were left unlocked with purses or wallets left in plain view. This type of crime is preventable; keep purses and valuables out of plain view! Please contact the Aberdeen Police Department if any suspicious activity or individuals are observed. You can reach the Aberdeen Police Department by calling 911.
Below are 5 tips for preventing car break-ins:

1) Don’t give them anything to steal. When valuables are in plain sight, you’re giving thieves incentive to break into your car. Even if it’s inconvenient, take your valuables with you when you get out.

2) Make use of the trunk. If you have to leave something in the car, put it in the trunk. It’s much more secured than the armrest or glove compartment and it keeps valuables out of plain sight.

3) Don’t leave a crack in your window. Rolling down the window just a smidge might help air out your car on hot days. But it’s also an easy way for someone to force open the window to unlock the car. Even an inch is enough for a thief to stick their fingers in, rock the window back and forth to get it off the track, push it down, and reach their arm in to unlock the door.

4) Park in your garage with the door shut. Thieves go for the path of least resistance. Parking in your garage with the door shut is a harder target than a car that’s easy to access.

5) Park with in well-lit, visible areas. If you don’t have a garage, make sure you have the right security lights to keep the area around your car well lit. For crowded parking areas like apartment buildings, complexes and carports, park in high traffic spots with lights overhead.
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