Mankato-Help reduce the risk of becoming a victim of motor vehicle theft by locking vehicle doors and thinking about what attracts a thief. Most incidents occur because doors are unlocked or vehicles are left running and unattended.

To help prevent vehicle theft:

  • Remove keys from vehicle.
  • Keep windows up, doors locked and the interior empty.
  • Remove or place power cords for electronic devices out of sight because they indicate items may be in a glove box or console.
  • Park in well-lit areas.
  • Remove valuables from inside.

Community members play an important role in staying safe. See something? Say something. Call 911.