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Crime Prevention Tips

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Photo from Wikimedia Commons, user Kafziel

This week a neighbor reported on Nextdoor that another car was broken into in the Larchmont Beverly North neighborhood. Prescription sunglasses and a battery pack were stolen, but there was no damage to the car. Once again, a good reminder to remove all your valuables from your car, rendering it a less tempting target.

Senior Lead Officer Joe Pelayo sent us these additional robbery prevention tips created by Olympic Crime & Intelligence Analysis Detail:

  • BE AWARE. Pay attention to those around you.
  • DO NOT walk with your cellphone in hand, or with your earphones on.
  • AVOID walking alone if possible, and park in well lit areas.
  • Stay ALERT. If you are not paying attention, you will be an easy target.
  • AVOID displaying flashy jewelry in public. Necklaces and chains can be easily grabbed from your neck.
  • If you are a victim, REMAIN CALM, DO NOT RESIST. Property can be replaced, it is not worth the risk.
  • PAY ATTENTION to the suspect’s appearance, direction of travel, if they got in a car, etc… The more details you can provide, the better.
  • CALL 911 right away. The best chance of getting your property back is if we catch the suspect right away.
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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the co-editor and publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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