Atmore PD Warns Of Increase In Vehicle Burglaries

August 31, 2015

The Atmore Police Department is reporting a recent uptick in vehicle burglaries in their city.

Officers are increasing overnight patrols in neighborhoods in response to these incidents. Police Chief Chuck Brooks recommended that residents take the following steps:

– Don’t leave valuables in your vehicle.  If you leave valuable items  visible in your vehicle, your vehicle is automatically a target.
– If you must leave valuable items in your vehicle while out and about, place items out of sight before reaching your destination or move  them so that they are inconspicuous.
– Once home, unload your valuables immediately.  Do not store valuables in your vehicle any longer than necessary.
– Raise your window and lock ALL of your vehicle’s doors even if you plan to be gone for a brief time.
– Set any alarm or anti-theft device.

Anyone that is the victim of  a vehicle burglary should not touch or adjust anything in, on or around the vehicle and contact law information.

Anyone seeing suspicious activity or have any information regarding the  recent vehicle burglaries in Atmore should  contact the Atmore Police Department at (251) 368-9141.


2 Responses to “Atmore PD Warns Of Increase In Vehicle Burglaries”

  1. mick on August 31st, 2015 10:01 am

    Are these burglaries’ city wide or are they being committed in certain areas?

  2. Mike G. on August 31st, 2015 9:49 am

    This is good advice. Being the victim of a vehicle burglary can be costly and, in addition, is an invasion of your privacy that is hard to get over. Just the thought of someone coming onto your property and stealing anything from you will change you forever. These people have no respect for others or themselves and will hit your auto for anything valuable from sunglasses, CDs, change and anything they can grab and get away with quickly. Follow Chief Brooks’ advice and lock your cars all the time. Trust me – this is the best way to ward off a theft of your belongings. These petty criminals with hit you day or night if they think they can get away with anything you own. Who knows, next time they may kick your door down and come into your home. Be prepared to stand your ground.

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