Personal car owners are not the only ones that need to be vigilant about their car security. Just recently, a Lisle car dealership became the victim of a car theft when suspects drove off with their 2012 Chevrolet Express Van. As reported on LemontPatch via a Lisle Police Department news release, there were three individuals that posed as prospective buyers and they drove off further to Lemont. With the car GPS in place the car was quickly found, however the three suspects is still waiting to be found.
Car theft trends in Illinois
According to the Illinois Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Council, Illinois ranks 7th in the states that experienced a huge reduction of motor vehicle offenses from 1990 – 2009. Even though the incidents has declined 64% compared in the past years, car theft incidents can happen anywhere, and anytime a window of opportunity passes between the car owner and a thief.
Incidents likes this reminds us how vulnerable we all are when it comes to our security. There is no location in this world that can guarantee us that we are 100% safe, nor can we account that our cars will be looked out for whenever we leave it in popular shopping malls. Keep your car safe by employing basic safety techniques. There are three words that you should remember with your car’s safety; Hide. Lock. Take.
Hide Lock Take
Don’t leave your keys in your car’s ignition, and hide it in a safe place in your bag. Lock your doors and windows when you park them in parking areas. Take out your things that will otherwise incite a thief’s interest.
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.