ALERT* [ARCHIVES] Stop the "coin bandit". Keep vehicles locked
June 30, 2005
Over the past year
and as recently as 6/27/2005, homeowners around Henderson Road/DeKalb County
are leaving their vehicles unlocked and finding their vehicles were entered
and rummaged through overnight. Glove boxes were opened, and items had
been gone through in consoles and under seats. Only small items, such as
change, have been reported as taken.
Ms. Sharen Dorcon -
DeKalb County Police Bureau Services/Crime Prevention Specialist, was
contacted for advice. In summary:
Dial 911 to document and report the
incident to Police. Ms. Dorcon reviews the crime
statistics regularly with the Police. If incidents aren't
documented, she nor the Police are aware there is a trend and can allocate
resources more appropriately.
To deter the "coin bandit", please lock
your vehicles at all times. Remove any items of value from your car and
keep out of sight any tempting items.
How can I help?
Please Note: This
notification should not be considered an official "alert" from the DeKalb
Police Department. Details for this notification were provided by Henderson
Road area residents.