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Crime Prevention Tip of the Day and Property Crimes over the Weekend

1 Car Jacking: 6300-block of Eubank Blvd NE.

1 Strong Arm Robbery: 800-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE.

7 Stolen Vehicles: 300-block of Maxine St NE, 200-block of Figueroa NE, 400-block of Western Skies SE, 12600-block of Copperwood NE, 100-block of Hotel Circle NE, 1200-block of Elizabeth NE, 1700-block of Elizabeth NE.  We also had two attempted stolen vehicles on the 13400-block of Lomas and the 13500-block of Copper NE.

4 Residential Burglaries: 200-block of Figueroa (same location as the stolen vehicle, different cases), 14100-block of Copper NE, 2100-block of Dorothy St NE, 12000-block of Elvin Place NE.

12 Auto Burglaries: 14200-block of Copper NE, 10300-block of Hotel Avenue NE, Indian School Rd NE & Muriel NE, 9800-block of Montgomery Blvd NE, 4700-block of Tramway Blvd NE, 13200-block of Pinehurst Avenue NE, 12200-block of San Victorio NE, 11100-block of Sydney NE, 5700-block of Balsa Ct NE, and two vehicles at the same address on the 12400-block of Manitoba NE.

Crime Prevention Tip of the Day: I am seeing more crime occurring that is easily preventable:  residents leaving garage doors open, not locking up homes and vehicles, leaving valuables on the front passenger seats of cars parked outside, tools and work equipment not being secured, etc.  Our car jacking this weekend happened at an apartment complex and a female was pushed out of her running vehicle by multiple offenders who took the vehicle.  Keep the doors locked and windows up when driving and scan the area.  The strong-arm robbery over the weekend involved a male punching a female in the head to steal her tablet she was carrying into a book/magazine store.  Scan the area and be aware of who is around you and what they are doing.  If things don’t feel safe, you can always leave and report the activity to 242-COPS or the on-premises courtesy patrol.  Keep valuables out of sight and don’t flash tablets, cell phones, cash, wallets and try to leave the purse at home.  Only carry what you need for your errand and you will be reducing your odds of being a victim of a criminal.  Start today so new crime prevention techniques become second-nature and a new habit.

Jill Garcia, Crime Prevention Specialist / ICPS, APD – Foothills Area Command