Take Away the Opportunity
Warmer weather has arrived, causing an increase in thefts from garages as people leave doors open while working or relaxing at home. Help the Bexley Police Department reduce the warm weather thefts in your neighborhood.
Prevention is the best method to reduce this crime. Thefts from open garages is a crime of opportunity; never leave an open garage unattended, even if your inside your home. Closing and locking your garage door is an easy way to safeguard your property as unlocked doors are a target for thieves. A person can be in and out of your garage in seconds, carrying away your valuables. Many times homeowners don't realize items are missing until days after a crime occurs.
As a precaution, be sure to write down the make, model, color and serial number of the higher priced items in your garage. Take pictures of your property to help police recover stolen items.