LATEST APD ALERT.VEHICLES NOW.YOUR HOMES NEXT!
Neighborhood Association Presidents and Addressees,
Please read and forward the following information to all of your members, students, employees and local businesses:
There have been 58 reported Thefts from Motor Vehicles City Wide, since April 25, 2010. It appears that the suspect(s) have entered the vehicles through unlocked vehicle doors or by breaking a vehicle window. The items stolen range from a pocketbook and wallet, to a variety of electronic devices and money. Albany Police are again reminding residents to lock their cars and remove any valuable items from inside the car when they leave it unattended. As we are moving into the spring and summer seasons car owners should remember to lock their cars when they leave unattended regardless if it is for a short period of time or overnight.
Tips to Help Prevent Theft from Vehicles
ü Lock your car. Most thieves will try multiple car doors to look for one that is unlocked to steal out of.
ü Don’t hide a second set of keys in your car. They don’t serve a purpose and if a thief gets in your car they could steal it.
ü Park in well-lighted areas.
ü Park in Attended Lots. Auto thieves do not like witnesses and prefer unattended lots.
ü Close your car windows when parking. Don’t make it any easier for the thief to enter your vehicle.
ü Hide Your Valuables. Don’t make your car a more desirable target for thieves by leaving valuables in plain sight.
ü Make the interior of your car look the same way it did when you bought it. Clean out the visible change in the center console and anything else that is in plain view from the outside of the car. Coin change is enough for a thief to break into your car.
ü Unplug charging devices from auxiliary power outlets. Thieves will think that there are electronic devices in the car if they see charging devices plugged into power outlets.
ü Report suspicious activity, such as people looking into or trying the door handles on vehicles.
“If you See Something, Say Something.”
Please report all suspicious person(s) or activities to the Albany Police Department
Officer Janet Parker
Albany Police Department
Community Services Unit
536 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203
Office: (518) 458-5668
Fax: (518) 458-5662
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