As summer continues full steam ahead, so does theft from vehicles. According to the Eden Prairie Police Department, every summer there is an uptick in the number of thefts from vehicles in areas such as parks, stores, gyms, and tourist attractions. To help prevent your valuables from being stolen, be sure to follow any of these three steps: lock it, hide it, take it.
Lock It: Be sure to lock your vehicle when you leave it. While locking the vehicle won’t do much against someone who wants to break a window, it will prevent people who walk around looking for unlocked cars from being able to get anything.
Hide It: Even if you lock your vehicle, the next thing to do is hide your valuables. The best place to hide valuables is in the locked glove box or truck. Doing so can help prevent your valuables from being stolen, even if someone should break into your car.
Take It: Finally, the best thing to do is to take your valuables with them when you are leaving your car. This is the safest and surest way that your valuables will not be stolen.
If you, or someone you know, has been charged or arrested for theft, our attorneys are here to help you. Give us a call at (763) 421-6366!