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Police: Car Break-ins Increase During Holiday Shopping Season

The busy Holiday shopping season is close.


Well, judging by the passing of Halloween, the setting up of those Christmas tree places on the corners of busy streets and the mass hanging of the Christmas wreaths in every downtown area, the busy Holiday shopping season is close.

That means an increased chance of getting your car broken into IF you leave something in there that a thief wants. It’s simple to say, but a little harder to
do. 

DO NOT LEAVE ANYTHING IN YOUR VEHICLE.

This is no guarantee that your car will not get broken into, but it sure does lower
the chance. If you must leave an item in your vehicle, hide it, in the trunk if you can. Make sure to put it there before you get to where you are going. 
That way, someone is not sitting in the parking lot watching you put
your stuff in the trunk. The choice is
yours. Don’t be surprised when your car gets broken into when you leave your laptop or cell phone sitting on the passenger seat.

The SSPD along with all of your other local police agencies work very hard to prevent this crime. We catch criminals all of the time breaking into cars, but your police need your help. 

There are about 93,000 full time Sandy Springs residents, that number goes up to 300,000 during a workday and there are 127 fulltime SSPD officers. 

Please, remove items from your vehicle, lock your doors and dial 911 if you see anyone suspicious.

Officer Larry Jacobs is the Crime Prevention Officer for the Sandy Springs Police Department. He can be reached at ljacobs@sandyspringsga.gov.

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