ALWAYS LOCK VEHICLE DOORS
The Yarmouth Police Department remind residents and visitors to lock their cars— or else make them a target for crime.
While summer months typically see an increase in thefts from vehicles, the idea is to create safety habits that will last all year long.
Here are a few simple ways residents can prevent these “crimes of opportunity” and help prevent auto-burglaries:
Don't leave valuables in your car.
If you must leave valuable items in your car while out and about, place items out of sight.
Once home, unload your valuables immediately. Do not store valuables in your car any longer than necessary, and certainly never overnight.
If possible leave no trace. Don't leave any sign that there might be valuables "out of sight" in your vehicle, such as docking stations or connector cables.
Lock ALL your vehicle's doors, even if you plan to be gone for only a brief time.
Set any alarm or anti-theft device. If you have one, use it!