It’s easy to prevent being a victim of car related thefts:
Most thieves will not break into a car if they can’t see what they’re getting – Don’t leave your valuables in plain sight!
Steps to help prevent your contents from being stolen from your vehicle:
When you park your car, remove cell phones, digital radios, cameras, wallets and purses. Do not leave gift wrapped packages or other valuable items lying on the seat. Lock all your valuables in the trunk or glove compartment before you reach your destination or take them inside with you when at your destination. Remember, thieves stake out parking lots and easily spot persons bending over or appearing to be placing items under or between seats.
Thieves watching parking lots also will note women leaving a vehicle without a purse. This is often a sign that it is still in the car. Most of the time it is easy to spot a purse strap of hidden item sticking out from under a car seat.
Since so many people now drive sport utility vehicles or minivans that do not have a trunk, a simple solution is to carry only what is needed for that trip or errand in a pocket. Cash, a credit card and a driver’s license do not take up much room when folded together.