We have been made aware of a number of thefts from autos in the 14th District, especially along Avondale, right along the expressway. Any items left in plain view inside your vehicle will draw attention and target you as a victim. Thieves will break your window to get items such as GPS devices, CDs, clothes, laptops, cell phones, tools, sunglasses, bags, purses, and even change. They will also take your garage door opener and search for any personal information in the glove box to find your home address in order to break into your garage at a later time. If you have to leave an item in your vehicle, make sure to keep it in your trunk. Better yet, take it with you. Always try to park in well-lit, heavily traveled areas, as close to your destination as possible. When you park, always roll the windows up tight, lock all doors, and take the keys with you. If you have an alarm system, make sure it is set to go off with the slightest motion. Call 911 if you see any suspicious individuals in the area.
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