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SLCPD: 22+ vehicles stolen in the last two weeks

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – Salt Lake City police have a message for residents, lock your car and take your keys with you. 

The department is dealing with a number of stolen vehicles recently.

In the last two weeks, Detectives looked into 22 reports of stolen vehicles.  Officers say, #dontgiveyourcaraway.

The National Insurance Crime Bureau says nearly 82-thousand cars were stolen last year. All had keys taken with the vehicle.

Here is Salt Lakes Finest Do’s and Don’ts to keep your vehicle safe.

  • DO lock your doors and roll up your windows when you park.
  • DON’T use the console or glove box as a mobile lockbox — car prowlers report they will pry into locked boxes.
  • DO activate your security system.
  • DON’T leave a running car unattended. This creates an opportunity for criminals.
  • DO consider window tinting as allowed by law.
  • DON’T leave cell phones, cell phone chargers, purses and other indicators of valuables in plain sight. It provides an incentive for criminals.
  • DO use a steering lock or another device to visibly disable the steering column.
  • DON’T leave your key in the ignition just because you have remote access.
  • DO park in a well-lighted space.
  • DON’T leave your car title in the car.

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