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Precinct 5 Crime Trends

Entering Autos

On 10/29 at Lost Mountain Park, an unlocked vehicle was entered and a purse was taken from the front passenger seat. The victim's credit cards were used at a local grocery store.

In the month of October, there have been several Entering Autos at the YMCA on Dennis Kemp Rd. The suspect is a black male wearing a gray hoodie, black pants, and a gray beanie. The suspect vehicle is believed to be a silver Mazda CX-5. The suspects pulled up next to the victim’s vehicle and would smash out a window and take items. Immediately after the theft, the suspect have gone to a nearby grocery store and use the victim’s credit cards.

A new crime trend that has happened several times in the last few months is Entering Autos at childcare facilities. The suspects will sit and watch parents pull up to the front of the daycare to drop off or pick up a child. If they see that the parent doesn’t lock the vehicle door they pull up next to the vehicle and the suspect in the passenger side will open the vehicle door and take whatever is available. 

What You Can Do

Burglary Prevention

  • Lock your doors, including the one from the garage
  • Keep garage doors closed-check before bed every night
  • Motion sensor activated lighting
  • Surveillance cameras

Entering Auto Prevention

  • Lock your vehicles and remove items of value and items that appear to contain valuables.
  • If you can’t keep them with you, secure your valuables in the trunk before reaching your location.
  • Keep your vehicle locked and your purse or wallet on your person while fueling at the gas station.

Postal Theft

  • Anti-Theft mailboxes with a special locking system
  • Security Cameras
  • Do not raise the mail flag