Preventing car break-ins
After a rash of thefts-from-autos in West Vancouver last week, it’s a good time to rethink how to properly protect your property.
West Vancouver police recently offered a variety of ways to help residents prevent thefts from their cars including basics like ensuring the vehicle is locked and parked in a well-lit area.
Other tips involve making sure that any valuables like wallets, purses, electronics — including GPS systems — as well as spare keys or garage-opening remotes are out of plain sight as these are top targets for thieves to snatch.
Engraving any important or expensive items with an identification number, like a driver’s license number is also a smart way to make sure that if an item is stolen that it can be traced back to you and returned quickly.
Watch out for any suspicious people lurking in or around parking lots, especially waiting in other cars.
Making sure that your car alarm or anti-theft devices are in working order is another easy way to make sure that you aren’t the target of theft from your car.
By staying smart and keeping safe, you can discourage your vehicle from being a target.