Lexington Police urging citizens to protect their cars and valuables
July 19, 2012
Sherelle Roberts (859) 425-2006
The Lexington Division of Police is urging citizens to protect their cars and valuables; in response to a recent increase in car break-ins citywide.
As is customary during the summer months, the city of Lexington has experienced an increase in Larceny from Auto (LFA) during the months of June and July.
The Division of Police has arrested several suspects responsible for large numbers of these crimes; however, citizens are still urged to take steps to help stop these very preventable crimes. Here are some tips to help lower your chances of becoming a victim of LFA.
• Lock your doors: Keep windows and sunroofs closed; and doors locked.
• Hide your valuables: Keep your belongings out of sight – either in the glove box or locked in the trunk. After you’ve hidden your belongings, don’t forget to hide the evidence; such as power plugs, MP3 adapters and GPS suction cup mounts.
• Don’t leave keys in the car: Take your keys with you. Do not leave spare keys under the mat, above the visor or in a center console. Thieves know to look there.
• Stow your valuables before arrival: Experienced thieves often stake out parking lots to watch for people putting items in their trunk. Help prevent car break-ins by putting valuables, like laptops, messenger bags and electronic devices, into your trunk before you get to the parking lot.
• Trust your instincts: If you see suspicious activity, find another spot to park. If you’re concerned, tell the attendant or report your suspicions to police. You may be helping keep another person from being a victim of a car break-in.