Sadly, two more car break-ins were reported at Lewisburg Saddle on Friday, 7/24. Truly, our best advice is to leave your valuables at home. Carry your phone, wallet, and keys with you when you leave your vehicle.
Before you leave the parking lot, consider photographing or videotaping the other cars and license plates present. This evidence may come in handy in an investigation. Additionally, your behavior could deter a thief lying in wait.
Another car break-in was reported in Peavy Arboretum Monday evening - following two similar incidents on 6/27 in the Arboretum Forest Parking lot and on 6/29 at Lewisburg Saddle.
The best ways to avoid a "smash and grab" are to
1) leave your valuables at home,
2) put them in your trunk BEFORE you arrive at your destination,
3) take them with you when you leave your vehicle, and
4) lock your doors and arm your car's security system.
Don't just cover up your valuables with a jacket or blanket. Commonly stolen items include GPS devices, radios, bags and purses, phones, keys, wallets, and even loose change.
From Benton County Sherrif's Office: Don't Be a Car Prowl Victim.
Call BCSO if you see suspicious activity: 541-766-6858