FMPD releases video to help you prevent vehicle burglaries

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This time of year is a popular one for vehicle burglaries, especially in the Denton County area. On Thursday, the Flower Mound Police Department shared a video, called FMPD Road Report, on social media detailing tips for residents to avoid becoming victims of vehicle burglaries.

In the video, FMPD Det. Chris Womack described two different types of vehicle burglaries: the “smash and grab,” and “car hopping.”

“Smash and grab” thieves will break a car window to get something valuable inside. Car hoppers usually search neighborhoods at night for unlocked vehicles.

Police recommend residents always take their valuables out of their cars, or at least hide them from plain view, and to always lock your vehicle.

See the video below:

Road Report – Car Burglaries

It only takes seconds for someone to break into your car and steal your belongings. Check out the latest FMPD Road Report to learn about the different types of car burglaries and tips on how to keep your belongings safe.

Posted by Flower Mound Police Department on Thursday, December 20, 2018

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