Most car thefts could be prevented by:
- Taking the car keys - more than 40% of car thieves found the keys somewhere in the car
- Locking the car
- Not hiding a second set of keys in the car
- Parking in well-lit areas (more than 50% of car thieves work at night)
- Never leaving the car running while not behind the wheel
- Parking the car with its wheels pointing to the curb and setting the parking brake
Report any information you have about auto theft to 704-892-5131.