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Close the vehicle doors: robbery of cars is growing



Close the vehicle doors: robbery of cars is growing
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  • It was not nice for car owners to have been coronavirus.
  • More residents are sitting at home to decrease COVID-19 distribution, leaving their sedans, pickup trucks and SUVs unattended on the highways easy targets for opportunistic robbers.

Given empty streets and almost non-existent traffic, in New York vehicles flew by 63 percent, compared with Jan. 1-May last year, nearly 17 percent, to Los Angeles.

And several other U.S. law enforcement authorities record an rise in robbed vehicles and auto burglaries, while the coronovirus pandemic has drastically decreased violent crime nationally.

It is a risk-safe felony, politics claim, with a likely high reward, particularly because many drivers left their doors or keys open.

“You might even put the ‘Come take my stuff’ sticker in the frame” says Alex Villanueva, Sheriff of Los Angeles County.

Around 72% of the 322 vehicles stolen in Austin , Texas, last month had their keys in their proximity. In March, the overall number of car thefts grew by around 50%, and from April 2019, truck thefts rose by 2%.

Austin Police Sgt Chris Vetrano, the 11-detective vehicle theft specialist solving stolen car crimes, said the outbreak had developed a “complete tempest.

The storm’s elements: drivers are at home and don’t regularly use or test their vehicles. Schools are where teens try their luck.

Criminals are out of work and have more time or need quick money to promote the habit of drugs.

“Nowadays, you should go online and see how you can only access YouTube in cars,” said Vetrano.

(he should know why someone, one of the most often stolen cars, broke into his locked Ford F-150, almost a year ago.)

Greg Wilking said the amount of auto burglaries that certain offenders are good at “road prowls” could hit 22 percent.

“That’s ten seconds, really,” he told me. “You don’t waste any of your car’s time. It’s a smash-and-take-go, “sometimes in full light of day.

Wilking is concerned that the number will continue to increase because “people get worse with time.”

Nonetheless, it appears that in Baltimore an attempt to reduce the high number of auto thefts and burglaries in the city has paid off. Car robs dropped 24% and robbed vehicles dropped 19%, compared with the same period the last year. from January to May.

Col. Richard Worley, the patrol chief, partly loaned the residents’ persistent attempts to keep their vehicles locked and keys home and stored in well-lit areas. The pandemic supported the police in this situation, though.

Residents are home, drive less and watch the neighborhood, so the officers now have time to proactively conduct patrols because service calls and violent crime have fallen. A robber of 13 stolen catalytic converters was recently caught at a car checkpoint.

It’s a matter of chance occasionally — like Lindsey Eldridge, the civic relations specialist of the Police Department, who lost her keys in cupholders’ car. Only before falling asleep, she remembered her mistake.

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Rajesh is a freelancer with a background in e-commerce marketing. Having spent her career in startups, He specializes in strategizing and executing marketing campaigns.

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