Last April, three Delaware county men were arrested for being cited as members of a car theft ring dubbed as “Operation Wheels of Fortune.” The $2.3 million international car theft ring was responsible for stealing high end luxury cars and SUV’s.
The Delaware County Daily Times identified these men as; Shiek Fofanah, 31, of Yeadon; Akim Lane, 31, of the Folsom section of Ridley Township and Abdul Shaw, 27, of Darby. According to police investigation, the three Delaware local residents were part of the 26 arrested suspects in the auto theft investigation.
Violence as a means to obtain stolen cars
It was known that the car theft ring was a major threat to local residents, as they used brutal force and violence to obtain the cars that they wanted. The stolen cars were eventually shipped and resold to foreign brokers and buyers.
Protect yourself from thieves
News reports like these remind us of how dangerous car theft can be. Especially in the off chance that you’ll encounter the act in progress, there is a high risk that your safety will be at stake. To prevent this kind of experience, and to avoid auto theft all together, you must instil basic precaution to your car and for yourself.
Basic safety tips
The best thing to remember about car safety is vigilance. You must develop a basic but effective routine, and you must practice them at all times. Hide. Lock. Take. These three words might seem so simple, but they are your best bet against car theft. Hide your keys, and never leave them in your ignition. Lock your windows and your doors. Take your valuable items from your car seats whenever you’re not inside your cars.
Help spread awareness in your city
With this knowledge in hand, you can help keep your city safe by placing the copyright and trademark protected signs and designs on your property or in your area. You can also make custom sign donations to your local police department and they will disperse them to businesses and in parks and recreation areas. Hide Lock Take started as a proactive crime awareness program in Dallas. It has since become the most successful tool that travels around the country fighting crimes and making a difference. If you want to keep your city safe and educate the citizens let hidelocktake.com be your resource.