Vehicle burglaries are on the rise in our community and we need your help in preventing them.
Take these actions to help prevent becoming a victim:
• Remove all firearms and valuables from the vehicle. Don’t think your dark tinted windows will hide your valuables. Thieves often use flashlights to see through tint, and after-market tint is handy to keep all the broken glass in one “sheet” when they break out your window.
• Lock your vehicle’s doors and remove the vehicle’s keys/fobs. Criminals target vehicles with specific vehicle features that occur when a key fob is left inside a vehicle.
• Try to park in busy, well-lit area or in your garage (if you have one).
• Set any alarm or anti-theft device. If you have one, use it! Many people believe that car alarms no longer make a difference, but they can be an effective deterrent to an auto burglary.
The Palm Beach Gardens Police Department is increasing patrols and asks if you see suspicious persons or activity to immediately call 9-1-1. PLEASE DO NOT CONFRONT THE SUSPECT but provide our dispatchers with information until the officers arrive.