VEHICLE BREAK-IN PREVENTION ADVISORY
Unlocked vehicle break-ins are still occurring on inconsistent occasions in Stanly County and Locust. There is no concrete evidence that these break-ins are all being perpetrated by the same individual(s) however, the method has stayed consistent. These thieves are checking for unlocked doors on vehicles and upon finding one, they search through the cars looking for easily removed electronics such as GPS devices, firearms, and money including small amounts of loose change. The perpetrators are even stealing the vehicle if they find a key inside the vehicle anywhere. These individuals are also not just checking a couple of vehicles, they are canvassing entire areas including neighborhoods, looking for unlocked vehicles to steal from.
The Locust Police Department is again reminding all citizens of the following preventative measures:
- Keep all items of value OUT of your vehicle(s), especially in the late night and early morning hours.
- KEEP YOUR VEHICLE(S) LOCKED AND YOUR WINDOWS UP WHEN YOU WILL BE AWAY FROM YOUR VEHICLE(S), EVEN IF YOU WILL ONLY BE AWAY FOR A FEW MINUTES. It is still a good idea to keep your vehicle(s) secure even if you have removed all valuables. Continue reading