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Posted on: July 24, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Unlocked Vehicles Lead to Crime

Like in other communities, many of Deerfield’s index crimes involve entering vehicles. In almost all cases, these crimes are committed in unlocked vehicles. Car burglaries are crimes of opportunity and forgetting to lock your vehicle makes it a target for thieves. To help protect your family and your valuables, follow these easy steps before leaving your vehicle.

1. Close all windows.

2. Remove all valuables from your vehicle including: purses, wallets, phones, laptops, tablets, etc.

3. Remove garage door openers and key fob,s as these items can give criminals entry to your home if stolen.


5. Remove your CAR KEYS from your vehicle.

6. Close your garage door - even if you are home.

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