Nobody wants to be a victim of crime, but if you leave your purse, computer, tools or other valuable items in your auto, you’re increasing the risk that you will become a burglary/theft-from-vehicle victim. In addition, thieves are gaining access to your garage overhead doors by pushing the garage door opener in your unlocked vehicle sitting in your driveway.
Sugar Grove Police report that approximately 99 percent of all thefts from vehicles are the result of people leaving their car doors unlocked or leaving items of value in the car where would-be thieves can easily spot them. The message- if thieves can see it, they will steal it.
By simply locking the doors of your vehicle and by taking valuable items with you or hiding them in a locked trunk, you can dramatically reduce the risk of being a crime victim.