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Drivers reminded to hide valuables

Thieves breaking into parked cars

POSTED: June 18, 2013 6:00 p.m.

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office issued a theft prevention reminder this week following several recent entering auto incidents.

Pool and clubhouse parking lots in neighborhoods have been frequent targets for thefts from vehicles, according to Sgt. Allan Frampton, of the community relations unit.

Most reports occurred in daylight hours when several people were in the area.

“In most of these instances, there was no ‘forced entry’ into the vehicles, as they were left unlocked,” Frampton wrote. “However in several instances, the windows were broken in, and items such as laptop computers and purses were left in the open on the front seat or console.”

Keeping car doors locked and putting valuables in the trunk or out of view can help prevent being a victim of theft.

If possible, carry a small wallet with cash and credit cards in the front pants pocket. If you must carry a purse, carry one as small as possible and keep it attached to your person or your cart while shopping.

Call 911 immediately if you see suspicious or criminal activity in and or around your subdivision. For any other issues you can call the non-emergency number into the 911 center at (770) 781-3087.


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