Tips To Reduce Vehicle Theft

Sgt. Terry Preuninger, PIO

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 11:16 a.m.

The Spokane Police Department has seen an uptick in recent vehicle thefts and would like to remind the public there are some things they can do to minimize the potential of being victimized by vehicle thieves.  Most of these simple strategies will help to curb some of the more preventable vehicle thefts and help to protect your property.

Here are just a few reminders to keep your property safe:

  • Keep vehicle locked and secured.
  • Do not leave your vehicle running unattended.
  • Do not leave keys in your vehicle.
  • Keep valuables and items of interest in the trunk or at least out of view.
  • Lock your glovebox.
  • If possible, park in a well-lit area.

Out of the 24 vehicles reported stolen in the past week, 7 of them had keys left in them and 3 of them were left running.
This indicates a good portion of these vehicle thefts could have been preventable.
Be safe, be smart, and together we can help prevent vehicle theft.

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