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It's that time of the year when everyone goes Christmas shopping that there is an increase in vehicle theft, vandalism and things stolen from inside vehicles.
Here are some suggestions from Wichita Police.
First to deter car vandalism:
Park in a driveway if at all possible
Use good lighting around your car
Be aware of what's going on in your neighborhood
Report any suspicious activity to the police
To prevent auto burglary:
Never leave valuable items visible in your car. If you must leave something in your car, make sure it is hidden in the trunk, under seats or under a blanket so thieves can't see it.
Always lock your car and roll up the windows
Park in a well lit area visible from a window
Keep serial numbers and models of car stereo and other valuable items in a safe place