Boston Police District A-1 Advisory Bulletin: Protect Against Car Theft and Break-Ins
Never leave valuable items exposed to public view.
Remove valuable items from your car or lock them in the trunk. Never leave valuable items exposed to public view. – GPS systems, Car phones, coats, briefcases, pocketbooks, gifts, etc. attract a thief to break into your motor vehicle. Remove valuable items from your motor vehicle or lock them in the trunk. Remove any markings that would show signs of a GPS system.
Lock your doors and windows.
A thief will insert a wire into a slightly open window to pop up the door lock. An unlocked door is an open invitation to a thief.
Replace your standard door lock buttons with tapered ones.
Tapered door lock buttons make it more difficult for a thief to hook a wire or device onto the door lock button to pop it open.
Invest in an anti-theft device.
Protect your car from being stolen. An anti-theft device is essential. An audible alarm alerts attention to the car. Anti-theft locking devises hold the steering wheel in place. Consider an additional security device in which the hardware is clearly visible. This may also deter a thief from breaking into the vehicle.
Having an anti-theft device will lower the cost of your auto insurance.
Car theft results in economic loss, higher insurance premiums, and the inconvenience of being without transportation.
When you observe any unusual activity or witness an auto theft or break-in, call 9-1-1. If you have information concerning an auto theft or break-in, contact the District A-1 Detectives at #343-4248.
For any other concerns, contact the District A-1 Community Service Office at #343-4627.
Beacon Hill Beat
Larceny from a Building
09/11/20 – A West Cedar Street resident reported a delivery package containing clothing was stolen from the front hallway of their building between 5-6 p.m.
Breaking and Entering – Motor Vehicle
09/11/20 – A victim reported his 2002 Honda Accord was broken into on Beacon Street some time between 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 10 and 6:10 p.m. the next day. The victim stated he left the vehicle unlocked, and his wallet, which contained U.S. currency, bank/credit cards, passport, keys and personal IDs, were stolen from the car. Police advised the victim to cancel his bank cards.