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Leon County Sheriff Shares Tips to Prevent Car Thefts

Leon County Sheriff Shares Tips to Prevent Car Theft
Posted at 7:40 PM, Mar 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-22 09:45:08-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Law enforcement officers say car thefts in many cases are a very preventable crime, but many Leon County residents are still becoming victims.

Leon County Sheriff Walt McNeil visited the WTXL studio to tell us more about these on-going crimes and ways to prevent them.

Here are some tips: 

-Lock your doors 

-Do not leave your vehicle running while unattended and unlocked 

-Do not leave your keys or a spare key in or around the vehicle 

-Remove your valuables from plain sight in the vehicle 

-Park in well-lit public areas 

-Do not leave your keys on peg boards in public areas such as gyms 

-Equip vehicles with alarms or visible anti-theft devices 

-Leave your windows rolled up when left unattended