Recently, there has been some national attention in the media regarding vehicle thefts, and thefts from your vehicle while you are stopped pumping gas. Snatching your personal items from the front seat of your vehicle while you are pumping gas is a new trend sweeping the country. We haven’t had any of these types of cases reported in Bartow, yet, but we do have our fair share of vehicle thefts. The solution to this growing epidemic is simple — just lock your car.
In recent news reports where they have interviewed individuals who have had their cars stolen, the theme is the same: “I left my doors unlocked, and the keys in the ignition because I was only going to be gone for a minute.”
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