With the holiday shopping season in full swing, residents are reminded not to leave valuables in their vehicles - especially in plain sight. Auto burglary cases can be very difficult to solve as there is usually very little physical evidence left behind. To reduce the risk of vehicle burglaries during the holiday season, the Police Department is raising awareness of ways to deter criminal activity.
Time is valuable, and canceling and replacing credit cards, debit cards, checks, driver’s licenses and other personal information that can be used to steal a person’s identity is a hassle. Not only is there the expense of replacing stolen items, but thieves often cause damage to the vehicle, such as broken locks or windows.
Thieves know that valuables often are hidden in the console and under seats. The best way to avoid being a victim is to take all valuables when exiting the vehicle.
For more crime prevention tips, visit CityofIrving.org/836.