Following a string of thefts from vehicles throughout town, Greenburgh Police Chief Joseph DeCarlo is calling on residents to be more vigilant.
DeCarlo said these crimes are most prevalent in the Edgemont section of town, and a large majority of the vehicles entered were unlocked.
He is asking residents to take notice of the following crime prevention tips:
- Lock your doors and roll up the windows: Criminals love to go window shopping. They walk down neighborhood streets or go through shopping center parking lots looking through the windows of parked cars to see what people have left behind.
- Make sure you leave nothing of value in plain view in your car. Take valuables away with you, or put them in the trunk. If you own a sport utility vehicle, cover your valuables. Don’t give thieves that kind of opportunity.
- Remove portable electronic devices such as smart phones and portable GPS navigation systems, including suction cup or bean bag type mounts. Even the visible appearance of a suction cup ring on the glass windshield can be an enticement to a thief to break in and look for the GPS system.
- Not leave personal identification documents such as your license, vehicle registration or credit cards in your car.
- Activate any theft deterrent device.
- Park in a well-lit area or under a motion detector light if available.
- If you have a garage, use it.
- Call the police to report a crime or any suspicious activity.