This time of year theft is at an all-time high. Local law enforcement are warning citizens to pay close attention to what they leave in their vehicles. Rather it be Christmas gifts or general items throughout the year, be cautious on what is inside you car.
According to the City of Auburn, there have been numerous thefts of items inside vehicles parked ion the city. It is that time of year and the thieves are at it again, says Becka Cox, Auburn’s City Clerk.
“Auburn, Adairville, and Lewisburg have all had car break-ins reported from this week,” said Cox.
In recent weeks, the Logan County Sheriff’s office have responded to several theft calls as well where vehicles have been broken into. The suspects are gaining entry to most vehicles by smashing a window and then removing valuables from the car.
With this in mind, Sheriff Whittaker would like to remind everyone of the following:
* Remove any items of value from the vehicle, especially presents during this time of year. There have been instances where suspects look into vehicles, especially in large parking lots near retail outlets, looking for obvious items of value.
* Always secure your vehicle doors after removing valuable items. Also, try to leave your vehicle in a highly visible area to deter subjects from gaining entry.
* Do not leave a key to the vehicle anywhere inside the vehicle. If leaving your house or vehicle for an extended amount of time, make arrangements with family or friends to check on them.
“Moving a vehicle around in a driveway or turning on different lights in a home can be effective deterrent to thieves,” said the sheriff.
Anyone with information about car thefts or other crimes are encouraged to call the sheriff’s office at 270-726-2244 or the Russellville/Logan County Crimestopper tip line at 270-726-5050 for a possible reward money on tips that result in an arrest.
To contact Chris Cooper, email [email protected] or call 270-726-8394.