Prevent being a victim of smash and grab

By Drum Digital
13 April 2015

Beware of people walking between cars and on the pavements looking into cars. Main times are Friday afternoons and late afternoons.

How can you avoid being a victim of a smash and grab?

Reason why thieves might smash and grab:

*Don’t have bags, cellular phones, briefcases or other valuables visible inside the vehicle – valuables only attract thieves who may break your car window.

*Lock all your doors and close the windows when driving - never open vehicle windows or doors for strangers.

*Be wary of people standing at intersections – they may be innocent but perpetrators mix with these people while waiting for an opportunity to pounce.

*If you encounter obstacles such as rocks or tyres do not get out of your vehicle to remove them - immediately reverse and drive off in the opposite direction.

Be especially wary whenever you see broken glass lying on the road. If the pieces of glass are still scattered across the road, chances are that a smash and grab occurred just recently.

Source: Intelligence Bureau SA

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