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Car Break-Ins On The Rise In Anderson

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Car Break Ins Spiking In Upstate. Car Break Ins Spiking In Upstate.
Chargers left in cars might provoke a thief to break in. Chargers left in cars might provoke a thief to break in.
GPS Chargers and XM Radios can entice a thief. GPS Chargers and XM Radios can entice a thief.
Thieves are smashing car windows in Anderson, then grabbing whatever they can find in the car.

Police have seen a 30% increase in car break ins in Anderson City. Normally there are 5 - 10 car break ins a month in Anderson. Since the beginning of October there have been 73 break ins. Some of the break ins are because people are leaving their doors unlocked but a growing percentage are windows being smashed.

Anderson Police says during the holidays more people leave things in their car. They say anything left in a car can provide enough temptation for a thief to break in. Anderson police say even a phone charger might cause a thief to strike thinking they might find an expensive phone. Also trash in a car may lead a thief to think something more valuable may be hiding.

Police say keep your car as clean as possible so a crook can see that there's nothing in your car worth the hassle of breaking in. If you have bags in your car, lock them in your trunk before heading to another store or home. Police tell us they don’t want a potential thief to spy you locking valuables away before you walk into a story or home.

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