Leaving your keys in the ignition can cause unimaginable horrors, just ask a local resident of Randolph, MA when he unwittingly left his car vulnerable and unsafe. A man stepped out for a Laundromat excursion, left his keys in his ignition and became the victim of an attempted auto theft. The car thief jumped into his car and sped through local streets, but the chase ended in Milton where he crashed into a tree that split the car in two.
Massachusetts theft crimes
Did you know that auto theft is one of the most common crimes in Massachusetts? As stated by William D. Kickham (Boston Criminal Attorney), auto theft “is defined and governed by a law that forbids receiving, stealing, buying, concealing or possessing a motor vehicle or trailer, which someone knew or had reason to know had been stolen.”
In 2009, there had been a total of 11,735 listed cases of vehicle theft in the city. The numbers decreased from the years before, but it’s still something to mull over every time you leave your car vulnerable from possible auto crimes.
Avoid being an auto theft victim
Prevention is better than crying over stolen properties, which is why it is important to take precautions when it comes to your car. You can keep your car safe by employing simple strategies. Always remember to take out your keys whenever you leave your vehicle. Try and make sure that all areas of your car are closed. Avoid tempting burglars, by hiding and taking away important items like your phones and laptops from your car.
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.