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Prevent vehicle burglaries

December 30, 2016

Vehicle burglaries have increased considerably in Los Angeles and Orange counties. According to Cerritos Sheriff's deputies, items left in plain view – including laptops, cell phones, purses, briefcases, wallets and gym bags – are some of the most frequently stolen items.

The best security against vehicle burglars is to avoid storing items in the car. If you do, secure or conceal the items. Always lock car doors and report the license plates or descriptions of suspicious vehicles or persons immediately to the Sheriff's station.

For more vehicle burglary prevention tips, call the Community Safety Division at (562) 916-1266 or visit the Safer Cerritos website at


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