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Don't Get Left Out In the Cold

Post Date:12/01/2016 12:54 PM


When the temperatures drop, many drivers are tempted to start their cars and walk back inside, leaving their cars to "warm up." Unfortunately, some car owners have already learned a lesson the hard way by walking outside to find their car is gone.

Grandview Police Department is already dealing with an increase in stolen cars, trucks and SUVs. Last week, a criminal got lucky outside a convenience store as a driver ran in for a moment, leaving the car running and unlocked. Adding insult to injury, it's illegal to leave your car running, unlocked and unattended and could result in a ticket.

Don't think it won't happen to you, or your neighborhood is too nice for a car to get stolen. Criminals in the cold know where to go to get their hands on a nice car. Remember, most crimes have two common factors which are opportunity and motivation. You cannot control a criminal’s motivation but you certainly have the means to control the opportunity.  Protecting yourself and your property is easiest through prevention.Take K9 Hondo's advice: don't get left out in the cold!

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