Thanksgiving And Christmas Typically Sparks Rise In Home Burglaries

Dated: 11/16/2016

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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.

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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