Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Open garage doors are an invitation to thieves

Thefts through open garage doors are not uncommon, but we see spikes occasionally. The Northland is experiencing one of those increases right now. Most of these thefts have happened when home-owners leave their garage doors open overnight or while they're away, but just the shortest amount of time is enough of an opportunity for a thief. Just this morning, one victim left his garage door open for 15 minutes between taking out the trash and leaving for work. During that time, someone stole a cell phone and paperwork from both his and his wife's vehicles.

Protect your property and your personal safety by keeping your garage door closed at all times when you're not entering or exiting it. If you see your neighbor's garage door open, give them a call and remind them to close it.

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