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Are You A Hard Or Easy Target For Car Prowlers?

The Lynnwood Police Crime Prevention Unit will be placing a small notice on vehicles educating folks about what we are doing and whether or not their vehicle is potentially a “hard target” or an “easy target” for car prowlers.

Help law enforcement deter theft in your community by making your vehicles a less attractive target for thieves.

  • Keep all your doors, windows and sun roofs shut and locked.
  • Install an alarm system and/or a vehicle tracking system.
  • Consider using a steering wheel locking device.
  • Have a locking fuel cap.
  • Don’t leave any valuables in your vehicle.
  • Take your keys out of the vehicle.
  • Never leave a vehicle running unattended.
  • Don’t leave your garage door opener in view.
  • All items with personal information on them should be taken out of the vehicle.
  • Park in well-lit areas and avoid isolated places.

Items Most Often Targeted By Thieves 

Loose change * Purses * Back packs * Wallets * Briefcases * Mail and legal documents * Laptops * Personal electronics * Cell phones * CDs * Sunglasses * Car audio/video equipment * Retail purchases * Clothing * Golf bags * Sporting gear * Medicines * Garage door openers * GPS * tools