As the holiday shopping season kicks off, the Bellevue Police Department released a short video reminding people of three simple ways to prevent car break-ins.
There are three words that police want you to remember every time you park: LOCK TAKE, and LEAVE. LOCK your car every time you park, TAKE your valuables with you, and LEAVE valuables at home, not in your vehicle.
Police typically see a spike in car break-ins during the holiday shopping season. Many of these crimes are crimes of opportunity: thieves target vehicles that have been left unlocked or have valuables left in plain sight. By remembering to always LOCK, TAKE, and LEAVE, you can help prevent this common crime from happening to you!