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HPD: Remain Alert for Car Thefts

June 17, 2015, 11:36 AM HST
* Updated June 17, 11:41 AM
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Car thefts and the theft of items from within vehicles have the potential to increase during the summer months, according to the Hawai’i Police Department.

The increase occurs as more cars are parked at beach parks and recreational areas that offer criminals the opportunity to steal.

HPD offers the following tips:

  • Remove keys from parked cars.
  • Lock all doors, windows, and any sunroof before leaving your car.
  • Don’t leave car keys unattended at beaches while swimming.
  • Don’t leave papers with personal information, like mail or bank statements, in your car.
  • Place all tempting items, especially cell phones and other electronics, out of sight.
  • At home, park in a locked gate or in a well-lit area.

Suspicious activity near parked vehicles should be reported by calling the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Individuals who wish to remain anonymous when reporting crime should call Big Island Crime Stoppers at 961-8300.

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