Prevent Vehicle Prowling With Five Fundamental Precautions

truck 150x150 Prevent Vehicle Prowling With Five Fundamental PrecautionsYou’re driving around. You’ve got holiday shopping to do. You’re distracted and thinking of a million different things.

Did you know that the number one way for identity thieves to get ahold of your personal and financial information is to steal your purse or wallet out of your vehicle? You should never leave your pocketbook unattended. If you do need to leave it with the car, put it in the trunk–windows are easily broken.

The Spokane Police Department urges shoppers to discourage vehicle prowling this holiday season by: 

1. Stashing your junk in the trunk

2. Taking your valuables into the house

3. When shopping, referring to Number 1 

4. Parking your car in a well lit and/or high-trafficked area

5. Locking your car doors at all times

If you see someone in your car, call 911–and be sure to get the suspect’s license number if you can. Remember, most crimes like smash-and-grabs occur because of an easy opportunity. The majority of criminals don’t want to work hard, so don’t make it easy for them.


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About Holly Doering

Holly Doering has worked for the Better Business Bureau Serving Eastern Washington, North Idaho, and Montana for half a decade. Her areas of expertise include the CORE Values Program (Character, Optimism, Respect, Ethics) for Teens and Charity Review as well as writing and editing. Prior to that, she has written for two newspapers, a local magazine, and taught English at the community college. She is the proud author of a short story in ZYZZYVA literary magazine and has had good luck publishing lots of poetry. Each year she rolls up her sleeves and wades into the autumn Nanowrimo writing madness and has several unfinished novels to her credit.