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Longwood Police Department
Friday January 29th, 2010 :: 03:47 p.m. EST


***Crime Prevention Tips -- Vehicle Burglary ***

Below is a list of simple prevention tips every resident should use to help prevent vehicle burglary.

**Lock all the doors and secure all the windows to your vehicle.

**If you have an alarm on your vehicle please activate it at all times.

**Remove all valuable items (GPS systems, cell phones, i-Pods, lap tops, wallets, money etc.) from the vehicle. Simply "hiding" them does not work.

**Do not leave keys, garage door openers or paperwork with identifying information in the vehicle.

**Try to always park your vehicle in the garage. If this is not possible then purchase a light that will completely light up your drive way.

**If the vehicle is parked in the garage, please complete the above listed bullet points and close the garage door when you go inside for the evening.

Theft from vehicles continues to occur mainly because it is a crime of opportunity. Following these simple prevention tips can make your vehicle less "desireable" or appealing to the criminal looking for some quick cash or items to pawn. Thieves walking around the neighborhoods are looking for vehicles with unlocked doors and unsecured windows. They are looking for the vehicles that have valuables in plain sight. It is fast and easy to smash open a window and take the valuable items lying in plain sight within a vehicle. It is even easier if that vehicle is not secured.

Thank you in advance for your partnership with the Longwood Police Department.

Please contact Community Policing Officer Kimberly Zeh with any questions or comments at (407) 260-3410 or

Longwood Police Department
235 W Church Ave
Longwood, FL 32750

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 407-260-3410

Kimberly Zeh
Community Relations

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