Thanksgiving And Christmas Typically Sparks Rise In Home Burglaries

Dated: 11/16/2016

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APD BURGLARY UNIT OFFERS

HOLIDAY TIPS TO KEEP YOU SAFE


The Austin Police Department Burglary Unit would like to remind Austin citizens that the period immediately after Thanksgiving and Christmas typically sparks a rise in burglaries. In order to help keep your possessions safe, APD’s Burglary Unit would like to remind you of the following:

• Break down all boxes from your gifts and place them in a dark colored trash bag or a closed trash container to avoid burglars knowing there are new items in your residence

• Close window shades and blinds when no one is home to prevent burglars from window shopping in your home

• Close and lock all windows and doors prior to leaving your residence

• Secure all valuables from immediate view such as laptops, cellphones, wallets, etc.; if a burglar looks in and sees a laptop close to the door or window, it becomes an easy target

• Close and lock your garage, as well as any storage sheds, on your property

• Record all serial numbers of valuables so that police can have the opportunity to try to recover your property if it is stolen; if you keep your list in an electronic device, ensure you have a printed copy available in the event your device is stolen

• Call in suspicious persons and vehicles to 911 immediately, so that officers can identify the intentions of the person and/or vehicle in your neighborhood

For more information. http://www.austintexas.gov/news/apd-burglary-unit-offers-holiday-tips-keep-you-safe-1

I would like to thank the Austin Police Department for putting this preventative list together for us and I want to wish you all a very safe Holiday Season. 

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