Multiple vehicle burglaries reported in Atmore

Published 12:30 pm Friday, August 28, 2015

The Atmore Police Department has responded to several vehicle burglaries in recent days, prompting the increase of overnight patrols in neighborhoods.

Chief Chuck Brooks said it’s important to maintain your car’s safety.

He offered the following tips for residents:

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• Don’t leave valuables in your vehicle. If you leave valuable items visible in your vehicle, your vehicle is automatically a target.

• If you must leave valuable items in your vehicle while out and about, place items out of sight before reaching your destination or move them so that they are inconspicuous.

• Once home, unload your valuables immediately. Do not store valuables in your vehicle any longer than necessary.

• Raise your window and lock ALL of your vehicle’s doors even if you plan to be gone for a brief time.

• Set any alarm or anti-theft device.

“As soon as you notice your vehicle has been burglarized, do not touch or adjust anything in, on or around the vehicle,” Brooks said. “As soon as possible, contact the police department.”

Those who see any suspicious activity or have any information regarding the recent vehicle burglaries need to contact the APD at 251-368-9141.