Lock It, Take It, Keep It

The Brea Police Department launched a new campaign aimed at informing the public of burglary and theft from motor vehicles, and provided a few simple steps to keep from becoming a victim of these crimes.

The message is simple:

  • Lock It: Lock your vehicle every time you leave it unattended.
  • Take It: Take your valuables out of your car when you leave it. If you can't take your items, lock them in the trunk or glove box, or hide them under the seat or in another compartment.
  • Keep It: Personal responsibility is the best prevention to safeguard personal property and to prevent becoming a victim.

DO NOT leave items of value in plain view in your car. Thieves are looking for laptops, purses, cellphones, wallets, sunglasses, credit cards, and anything else they can easily carry away.