The FSA has received messages from several neighbors around the hamlet reporting their cars have been vandalized or have had items stolen from their cars. The Suffolk County Police 4th Precinct released this recent advisory about reducing incidents of theft from vehicles:
- Always lock your doors, even when parked in your driveway.
- Remove valuables from the vehicle, especially what is easily visible. This includes all removable electronics, purses, wallets, loose change and packages of any kind. If you must keep these items in your car, please place in a locked glove box or the trunk.
- Park in a well-lit area whenever possible.
- When fueling your vehicle be sure to lock your doors and only take with you your keys and your form of payment. Remember leaving your purse or wallet in open view on the seat next you while you are distracted and the vehicle is unlocked is an easy grab for a thief.
Review this advisory and others from the Suffolk County Police at https://local.nixle.com/alert/5630273/?sub_id=1180134.