Saturday, October 31, 2020

Spike in Vehicle Burglaries Prompts Safety Reminder

A recent spike in vehicle burglaries is prompting the Southlake Police Department to send out another reminder to citizens to follow the Hide, Lock, Take guidelines. We want to help protect you from becoming an easy target for thieves.  car-theft-prevention

In the last ten days, officers have responded to 14 vehicle burglaries. Five have occurred at parks, daycares and other businesses and nine have occurred in neighborhoods to the north and south of the City.

In several cases, car doors were unlocked with valuables left inside. In other cases, car doors were locked but valuables were left in plain view prompting thieves to smash windows and grab purses and other items.

You may hear the words, “Hide, Lock, Take” a lot during the holidays but it’s important to follow these guidelines every day. Hide your things, Lock your car, and Take your Keys.

The Southlake Police Department is asking citizens to take a moment to grab your purse or other valuables and take them with you. Remember, it only takes seconds to become a victim of a vehicle burglary.