Most vehicle break-ins are crimes of opportunity because vehicles are left unlocked and items of value are left visible inside.
It is a common practice for thieves to walk neighborhood streets late at night checking doors of vehicles to see if they are unlocked. Once they find a vehicle that is unlocked, it is only a matter of seconds before valuables are taken, or the vehicle itself is stolen.
Many vehicles are a target for criminals when selecting a vehicle to burglarize or steal, such as:
If you see anything suspicious in your neighborhood call the Lakewood Sheriff's Station to report the activity at 562-623-3500. If you see a burglary in progress, always call 9-1-1.