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Posted on: June 1, 2018

[ARCHIVED] REMINDER: Criminals Look for Any Opportunity to Steal YOUR Valuables-Keep YOUR Valuables Safe

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REMINDER: Criminals Look for Any Opportunity to Steal YOUR Valuables

Keep YOUR Valuables Safe, Not in Your Car 

As nice warm weather approaches and the school year comes to an end, it’s a wonderful opportunity to get outside and enjoy our parks, trails and waterways.  Criminals know and understand this but they see a completely different opportunity, an opportunity to steal your valuables.

Every spring/summer our local predatory criminals are also attracted to our parks, boat launches, and trailheads, not to enjoy them but simply because they know everyone else will be. 

They know people will leave their cars parked and unattended, probably for several hours while they’re out having fun, hiking, boating, and enjoying our beautiful scenery.  They also know the odds are high, several of these parked cars will become their treasure-troves with electronics/wallets/purses/money/credit cards/ID and other valuables sitting in plain sight or somewhat hidden under a seat, towel or “secured” in a glovebox.

These criminals are looking for any opportunity, a mere few seconds, to steal your valuables.

The Spokane Valley Police Department and the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office are asking for your help stopping property crimes by eliminating their opportunity.  PLEASE, if at all possible, leave your valuables at home.  If not, be sure to secure them in your trunk, out of sight or take them with you. 

Even the best, most fun, and memorable outing, can be smashed by thieves who took the opportunity to steal your valuables.      


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