DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — While not suggesting that crime is okay, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office has a message to victims of car vandalism in Saturnia Isles, Stone Creek Ranches and Seven Bridges: this is what happens when you leave your car unlocked.
A significant number of vehicles in several West Boca/West Delray communities have been vandalized over the past several days. While notable due to the gated nature of the affected communities, car vandalism is a crime of opportunity that is nothing new. A wallet, a laptop, an iPad or even a few dollars on a dash can be enough to entice a thug to open the door and take what he or she wants.
While not immediately addressing the issue of non-residents entering gated communities, PBSO issued the following statement/guidance:
“We STRESS to the public to PLEASE lock their vehicles and keep their valuables out of the vehicle and in plain sight.
Do not leave valuables in plain view
· (GPS, lap tops, PDA’s, cell phones and purses)
· Do not leave windows open
· Do not leave doors unlocked
· Do not leave the keys inside the vehicle
· Do not leave out items with personal information
· Do not move valuable items to the trunk while in public view”
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