Vehicle and home break ins are nothing new, however they continue to happen at a fairly consistent basis. The easiest way to prevent break ins is to lock your vehicle and home. If you leave your vehicle, even for a few minutes, lock the doors and put the windows up. Would be thieves are looking for the easiest and most inconspicuous way possible to enter your vehicle. If you have nothing of value visible in your car and it is locked, most thieves will check your door and move on. If your door is unlocked they will enter and look for valuables.
Lock your house doors even when you are home! Again, would be thieves may check your door and enter if it is unlocked. We have had a few isolated incidents over the past several months in which individuals have entered a home and taken purses and other small valuables while the residents were home. Simply locking your house doors can avoid this frightening situation.
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