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Number of auto burglaries remains high in 2016

Original post made on Jan 6, 2017

Lock your doors and don't leave anything valuable inside -- that's the message the Mountain View Police Department is sending out to city residents after receiving more than 300 reports of auto burglary in 2016.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, January 6, 2017, 12:58 PM

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Posted by Jes' Sayin'
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jan 6, 2017 at 11:23 pm

"Part of the problem is that people are leaving valuable belongings in their cars"

So the problem is that there is stuff in the cars. Funny, I thought the problem is that there are evil dudes out there who think it's okay to rob others. But that's just me.

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Posted by Robyn
a resident of another community
on Jan 7, 2017 at 10:13 am

This story includes the reported thefts. Cumbersome procedures and a lack of response from police dissuade some from reporting minor thefts.

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Posted by MV Resident
a resident of Monta Loma
on Jan 7, 2017 at 4:21 pm

A very good rule of thumb is anytime you plan to park is to put your valuables in the trunk or some storage area before you get to your destination. I've seen on TV where robbers show how they watch people to put stuff in their trunk or try to hide things in the glove box or under their seat when they park. Those nefarious experts can easily see that.

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Posted by Jesse
a resident of Whisman Station
on Jan 8, 2017 at 11:27 am

My hometown in Texas had to institute sundown laws to address a spate of auto burglaries. Not saying it's the right thing to do but it was far more effective than telling people to hide their possessions.

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