Chatham County Police Working to Convince Citizens to ‘Lock It or Lose It’

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Chatham County Police Department officers will canvas neighborhoods Wednesday to remind citizens about the importance of locking their vehicles.

Since February, 96 percent of all thefts from autos in Chatham County have been from unlocked cars. In those incidents, nearly 50 firearms have been stolen. From October 23-October 30, items were stolen from twenty-two unlocked cars. These items included three firearms, cash, jewelry, prescription medications, cell phones and clothing. Officers will canvas neighborhoods Wednesday Nov. 7 with new ‘Lock It or Lose It’ clings that they will distribute in an effort to help remind citizens of the simple step they can keep from becoming a theft victim. Officers will continue to distribute the clings in an ongoing effort to help reduce thefts from autos.

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