County Executive Laura Curran and Police Commissioner Patrick J. Ryder want to remind the residents of Nassau County not to leave their vehicles unlocked. We have seen an increase in stolen vehicles and larcenies from autos in the County. In almost all cases, the vehicles were left unlocked and keys or fobs were left in the vehicles.
The following are police recommendations to help safeguard your vehicle:
Always lock your vehicle, even when it’s parked in your driveway or garage.
Never leave or hide a smart key, valet key, or spare key anywhere in or on your vehicle, no matter where you park it.
Never leave valuables in your vehicle. Remember, if we can see it, so can a crook.
If possible, park your vehicle in a locked garage.
Keep the exterior of homes and driveways well illuminated.
Close all your vehicle windows and sunroof completely when parked.
Also, secure your garage door opener to prevent access to your home.
Most important, we want to remind residents to be observant of cars and people who appear suspicious. If you “See Something, Say Something”.
Dial 9-1-1 and be ready to provide the police with as much information as possible regarding the description of the suspicious person or vehicle. License plate numbers are extremely valuable information for the police.