“Lock It, Hide It, Keep It”

LAPD Mural

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) recently launched a new campaign aimed at informing the public of burglary and theft from motor vehicles (BTFV and BFMV), and providing a few simple steps to keep from becoming victims of these crimes.  OPMD recommends that everyone heeds these actions to keep their valuables safe.

“The irony is that if folks would take a few extra seconds to properly store their belongings, this crime could be eliminated. There is no good reason to be the victim of a BTFV or BFMV,” LAPD Deputy Chief Kirk Albanese said. The average cost of a BTFV to each victim is roughly $1885.00.

The message is simple:

·   Lock It: Lock your vehicle every time you leave it unattended and take your valuables with you.

·   Hide It: Hide your valuables in your trunk, under the seats, in the glove box, or other compartments within the vehicle. Ideally, take your property with you.

·   Keep It: Personal responsibility is the best prevention to safeguard personal property and to prevent becoming a victim.

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2 Responses to ““Lock It, Hide It, Keep It””

  1. Homes In Pasadena Says:

    Thanks for the reminder. Pasadena is such a safe community that we often get complacent about simple security measures.

    Great message – Steven

  2. jswartz Says:

    Exactly… and they are such simple suggestions, but it makes a big difference. We want everyone to have a safe, and enjoyable experience in Old Pasadena.

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