Auto theft is a crime of opportunity and can largely be prevented. Each year in the Austin area, hundreds of cars are stolen as a result of being left unlocked and/or with the keys left in the vehicle. Please, always lock your car, hide your valuables and take your keys!
The Auto Theft Interdiction Project provides a Neighborhood Liaison for crime prevention initiatives. ATIP's community and media outreach programs increase public awareness about vehicle crimes. The Neighborhood Liaison sets up exhibition booths and presents at schools and community events. For more information on public awareness programs, please call (512) 974-1346 or email Natalia.Lee@austintexas.gov.
Below is some information on how you can avoid becoming a victim of auto theft and keep your community safe.
Det. Lapuszynski here with an auto theft prevention tip! We know it’s hot outside and you may be tempted to keep the AC running while you run a quick errand, but we strongly advise you to take your keys and lock your doors to keep your property safe. #safety#austinpd#safetytippic.twitter.com/Lmt6HPJNiF