If you live in the city of Auburn, you may want to start locking the doors of you automobiles, as there have been numerous cases of theft as of late.
The Auburn Police Department is requesting assistance with the identity of the person or persons involved in the thefts involving vehicles in the Auburn area.
“There has been several reported incidents in the recent days of unlocked vehicles being entered and items removed,” said Auburn Police Chief Larry Jones. “One incident a window was broken to gain entry.”
These thefts are apparently happening in the early morning hours. If anyone has seen any suspicious activity, please notify the police department along with descriptions of vehicles or person(s). You may call the Auburn Police Department at 270-542-4149 extension 205 (leave a message), or the Logan County Emergency Communications Center at 270-726-4911.
“You could be the extra eyes and ears needed to help solve these crimes, and to help protect your fellow Auburn Citizens,” said chief Jones.
Tips to help keep your contents safe inside your vehicle:
Close all windows, including the sunroof, when you leave your car – even if you are just leaving it for a short time.
Lock your car even if it is on your drive or in your garage or you are just leaving it for a short time (for example, at a gas station). Do not forget to lock the trunk.
Take the car keys with you. Never leave your keys in your car or leave the engine running, even if you are only leaving your car for a few minutes.
You should never leave your personal belongings on display in your car. If you cannot take them with you when you leave your car, lock them away in the glove compartment or the trunk.
Remove all radio, stereo and portable satellite-navigation equipment if possible when you leave your car.
Park your car carefully. Where and how you park your car can be important for your safety and the security of your car.
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