Cincinnati Police Caution Car Owners About Thefts

September 15, 2010

Cincinnati police are placing notes on cars parked around the city, cautioning owners not to leave laptop computers, GPS devices or other equipment in their vehicles where it can be seen by would-be thieves.

Police say the “vehicle security report cards” aren’t traffic tickets, just reminders that car break-ins are common and preventable. Police say they are surprised at how many people still leave valuables in plain sight.

The cards seemed to be helping. The number of car break-ins in three often-targeted neighborhoods dropped from 125 in July to 66 last month.

The program is a variation of earlier efforts, such as one last year that urged drivers to leave their personal items in the trunk.

Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer

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