What You Can Do to Protect Yourself from Auto Theft
The Montgomery County Police Department wants you to know that auto theft and theft from vehicle consistently are high-volume crimes in the County. The good news is that there are steps you can take to lessen the risk of becoming a victim. You can start by removing valuables and any spare keys from your vehicles and then making sure that you lock your vehicles each time you park and leave them.
Having your vehicle or property stolen can be costly and lead to additional victimization. If a criminal is able to obtain personal information from items or papers left in your vehicle, you have become susceptible to identity theft. In addition, it is common for thieves to steal easily obtainable vehicles (unlocked with key inside) and use them in the commission of other crimes.