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Posted on: May 17, 2018

Video of Thieves Burglarizing Unlocked Car


It only takes a few seconds for thieves to steal belongings from inside your unlocked car.  The Fort Myers Police Department has released a video showing just how quickly your unlocked car can have its contents stolen and how easy it is for thieves to commit and get away with the crime.  This video was given to the police department by local victims of the crime.  The video shows the thieves getaway car slowly cruising down a street while members jog alongside seeking unlocked cars to steal from.  It only takes seconds for them to enter the car, ransack the interior and make off with owner’s contents.  Often the car itself gets stolen because the keys are left in the vehicle.  Credit cards, cash, cell phones, wallets, guns and more are taken from unlocked cars almost every day in Southwest Florida.  In response, the FMPD is launching a new campaign titled “Lock It” to remind residents to lock their doors and secure their belongings. 

If any citizen has evidence of such a crime they can call the Fort Myers Police Department's non-emergency number at (239)321-7700 or report a tip on the FMPD website at Tipsters can remain anonymous.

Watch how fast your vehicle can be burglarized:

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