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Richfield Police Aim to Reduce Theft From Vehicle Incidents

Brochures and window clings will be placed on vehicles throughout town.

Editor's Note: The following was taken from a Richfield Public Safety release.

Police personnel will be completing risk survey brochures and placing them on vehicles parked throughout Richfield. The brochures contain prevention tips and a window cling to be placed in your vehicle as a reminder not to leave valuables inside. Our goal is to substantially decrease theft from vehicle incidents throughout the coming months and into the future.

Help us reduce this crime in Richfield! Brochures with the vehicle clings may also be picked up at the Richfield Police Department lobby at 6700 Portland Avenue South. Also, watch the video above for more on how to prevent thefts from vehicles.

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Mike McLean January 17, 2013 at 10:50 PM
If tht isn't the truth. Several years ago on a Monday morning, I was getting ready to go to work but could not find my billfold. Then I remembered that I had golfed on Sunday and left it in my center console in my car. I walked out to my car to go to work. I open the passenger door to put my briefcase in the car. I noticed somethings that had been in the glove box were on the floor. Looked for my billfold and it was gone. I called the Police and they said that mostly kids will walk along alleys or streets and grab at door handles looking for unlocked ones. So the one night in maybe 2 years that I left my car unlocked was also the same night that I left my billfold in the car and the same night somebody found my car unlocked. So the only thing missing was my billfold which had no money in it. So I cancelled my credit cards and replaced my license. It was a somewhat cheap lession.
Caitlin Burgess January 18, 2013 at 12:05 AM
But it's still such a hassle to replace everything. Thankfully (knock on wood), I've never had this sort of thing happen, but, looking at the police report every week. It's a real problem.

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