In a section of its website dedicated to crime prevention and safety, the Trumbull Police Department gives a set of guidelines to avoid becoming a victim.
Prevent Car Burglaries
Car burglaries are easily prevented but very difficult to solve. Very little physical evidence is left behind at the scene and most of the time there are no witnesses.
Don't be a victim of vehicle break-in. Lock your car doors and don't leave anything of value in your car. Thieves often look for electronic devices such as a GPS and for bags that may or may not contain valuables.
Follow these tips and you can minimize your risk of being a victim:
- Always close your windows and lock your doors.
- Never leave your vehicle running unattended
- Park in well lit, visible areas
- Make sure the exterior lighting on your residence is working properly
- Park in your garage when possible
- Always remove your valuables or at least secure them in your trunk
- Leaving GPS mounts, cell phone car-chargers, or satellite radio docking stations visible in the car will invite thieves to break your window.
Police urge residents to report suspicious activity using 9-1-1.
“If you think it’s suspicious, it is. You know your neighborhood, so we need your help in identifying who doesn’t belong there,” the department says on its webpage.