The Vancouver Police Department wants to remind the public to be cautious this holiday season and help prevent theft-from-auto. It’s a busy time of year for shopping, but also for thieves. It only takes a second for thief to break into your vehicle and steal your valuables.

From January to October this year, the Vancouver Police Department received 10,018 reports of theft-from-auto across the city. In 2016, there were a total of 12,340, and in 2015, there were 10,181.

Here are some other helpful tips to help prevent theft-from-auto:

  • lock items in your trunk
  • do not leave any possessions visible in your car
  • try not to make multiple trips to your car to drop off your shopping
  • disable your trunk latch so your trunk cannot be opened from inside the car
  • report suspicious people to police

Please visit our website for other helpful Seasonal Safety Tips.