The city has experienced more thefts from vehicles over the weekend. Valuable items were left in the vehicles and in some cases – in plain view. Theft from vehicles is a problem that requires a combined effort from the community and the police to stop. It involves the theft of valuables from a vehicle and often occurs in business parking lots, as well as driveways or garages. Thieves will often break windows or punch locks to gain entry, but will also enter unlocked vehicles that contain valuables in plain view. Some common targets are electronic devices of all kinds, purses, wallets, and golf clubs.
•Theft from vehicles is one of the most easily prevented crimes. Do not leave valuables in plain view in your car, no matter where you park. It only takes a few seconds for a thief to smash your window and grab whatever is visible.
•Take all valuables with you or place them in your trunk—if possible, before reaching your destination.
•Lock your car and park in a well-lit parking lot.
•Report any suspicious activity that you see in parking lots or your neighborhood.
If anyone has information regarding the recent thefts from vehicles, please contact the St. Thomas Police Service at 519-631-1224 or call Crimestoppers at:
(519) 631-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)
or submit a tip online