As the morning temperatures continue to get colder the Wichita Falls Police Department would like to remind drivers not to leave their cars running and unattended. In most cases not only is this against the law but it will also increase your chances of becoming a victim of theft or burglary.
There are a few simple steps you can take to reduce the risk of losing your vehicle or belongings to an opportunistic thief:
- STAY WITH THE CAR. It’s better to be cold for a few minutes in your car while it warms up than to be left in the cold while the thief drives it away.
- LOCK THE DOORS. If unattended locking your doors will decrease the opportunity for the criminal to strike.
- TAKE YOUR KEYS. Don’t hide your keys on or in the vehicle; thieves know where to look.
- HIDE YOUR BELONGINGS. If leaving property in the vehicle hiding it will help reduce the risk of a burglary or vehicle theft.
For more information on the law click here.