It takes less than a minute for a thief to break your car window and snatch valuables setting in plain sight. And a few coins in your car’s cup holder is all that it takes. Just imagine the time and expense it will cost you to report the crime and then have your window replaced.
Car break-ins can happen anywhere, but they don’t need to happen at all. By following a few very simple tips, you can greatly reduce the chances your vehicle will become a target. And as Downtown KC continues to be a popular spot to visit, work and live, we each need to educate ourselves on ways to make our Downtown experience the best it can be.
Master Patrol Officer James Schriever, with the KCPD Central Patrol Division, has discussed this issue regularly in his weekly Crime Reports. He believes that this frustrating crime can be reduced significantly, but only with the community’s help. Education, informational awareness and implementation of the techniques are the keys to prevent yourself from becoming a victim.
To learn more, download and read the info in the attached “If I were a Thief” brochure for easy ways to protect your car and valuables. And, then please forward it on to all your friends, co-workers and family.
“IF I WERE A THIEF” (PDF)