Avoid car break-ins - KMOV.com

Avoid car break-ins

There will be lots of people all over downtown this weekend, enjoying the St. Patrick's Day parade, run, and other festivities.

We've covered so many car break-ins and car thefts that it probably is a good reminder for all of us to make sure we don't have anything visible in our cars to attract thieves.  Since some will break in no matter what, its also a good idea not to keep anything you don't mind losing in your glove compartment or console.  Police also say thieves even note the telltale circles on the windshield where drivers stick their gps devices and that's another reason they break in.  Some downtown residents (and workers) just take everything out of their cars and leave them unlocked.  One resident said he even hides his car registration because its been stolen.

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