Don’t be a victim
(Dec 22, 2011)
The recent cold snap has many of us wanting to avoid waiting in our cars while they warm up, but police caution that leaving your car running unattended is illegal and makes you a prime target for “puffers” to steal your car and all the personal items we leave behind.
Thieves not only want your car, but the vehicle registration, personal information, garage door opener and other items that further the victimization.
Thieves commonly use your stolen vehicle in the commission of other crimes, to include burglarizing your home and identity theft.
In one week, six “puffers” were stolen in Westminster.
We can significantly reduce the risk of being targeted by bundling up and waiting in our car until the heater is blowing warm air!