There has been an alarming increase in vehicle break-ins and thefts in Crown Heights. In nearly all cases, the doors to the vehicles were left unlocked and valuables left in plain sight. Shomrim would like to remind everyone to take the following precautions to prevent becoming a victim.
1. Make sure your car is empty of all valuables including Tefillin, boxes, and bags. If something must be left in the car, make sure it is out of sight, including loose change.
2. DO NOT LEAVE KEYS INSIDE THE VEHICLE, even a spare set hidden in the car.
3. Double check to make sure your vehicle is locked, especially as newer cars do not allow the vehicle to lock in some situations.