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St. Pete police target neighborhood auto burglaries

 
Posted August 19th, 2014 @ 11:15am

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (970 WFLA) - Officers will be walking door-to-door handing out information on auto burglary prevention in a targeted neighborhood in St. Pete.

The targeted area is bordered by 4th Street to Coffee Pot Blvd NE and 5th Ave N. to 22nd Ave N.

Police will also send out an automated call this morning to residents in this  area reminding them to lock their car doors and keep valuables out of sight.

Here is the call content: "This is a public safety alert from the St. Petersburg Police Dept. We've seen an increase in car burglaries in your neighborhood. Almost all of the cases involved cars left unlocked. Please lock your car doors and keep valuables out of sight, especially between 11pm and 4am. Call police if you see anyone suspicious in your neighborhood."

Police say ninety percent of all car burglaries occur in unlocked vehicles.

The video above was released July 25, 2014 for a related story on auto burglaries. You can read that story by CLICKING HERE.

Related: Another rash of auto burglaries in St. Pete

Related: St. Pete Police investigate more than 20 weekend car burglaries

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