South Bend Police Department Press Release

Monday, February 11, 2008

 

Don't Be An Auto Theft Victim

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From January 1st., 2008, through the first week in February, the City experienced a larger than average number of motor vehicle thefts. When this data was analyzed, it was found that nearly half (46%) of the vehicles taken in the City during this time period were left idling, unattended when taken.

Due to the extreme weather, it is understandable that drivers would want to get into a warm car, however the practice of starting a vehicle and then leaving it unattended is simply offering it to a thief. We would urge drivers to always stay with their vehicles unless the car is switched off with the doors locked.

Don't give your car away to a thief! In almost all auto-theft cases, when the police recover the vehicle it has some damage or abuse that will never be correctable.





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