St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office warn that unsecured-vehicle burglaries on the rise

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 12:31pm

In the past few weeks, there have been several burglaries of unsecured vehicles throughout St. Martin Parish.

These thieves intentionally target vehicles that are left unlocked and often hit several residents in a neighborhood at one time.

Deputies want to remind homeowners to lock their vehicles and remove keys, money, lap tops, GPS devices, phones, etc., when they exit their vehicles.

Make sure you also keep serial numbers and pictures of all valuables in a secure place in the event items are taken. This will make it easier to report and eventually identify and retrieve stolen items.

Additionally, please make sure that the area where you park your vehicles is well lit. This will often times deter a thief from targeting your home and vehicles.

If you notice any suspicious activity in your neighborhood, please call 911 and report it.

Anyone interested in starting a Neighborhood Watch Group in their area can contact Major Ginny Higgins at (337) 394-2606. 


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