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Norristown Police Offer Tips To Avoid Car Break-Ins

A few simple steps could help keep you from being the unfortunate victim of a crime.

Norristown Police Deputy Chief Capt. Willie Richet is urging Norristown residents to be mindful of securing their cars at all times – especially at night.

"Too many [residents] are leaving them unlocked, which makes it very easy for thieves to gain access," wrote Capt. Richet in an email to Norristown Patch.

According to Capt. Richet, thieves are particularly active during the holiday season and unsecured autos are a prime target.

Police also recommend: 

  • Car owners with alarms should always engage them when parking the car for the night.
  • Drivers and passengers should never leave anything visible on the seats that would draw attention – especially valuables.

If you are the victim of a theft, call your local police department immediately to report the crime and file a report. 

Norristown Police Department – 610-270-0977

West Norriton Police Department – 610-630-1700

East Norriton Police Department – 610-272-0748

Durable December 08, 2012 at 08:29 PM
Funny, photo is of a smash and grab. Locking your doors won't stop that. Also don't leave gifts in trunk. Theives will just break your window and pop your trunk latch and bye, bye X-box2... But what I want to know is what are the police going to do to catch the criminals. Especially what is Willy going to do once he gets the Chief job on April 1 (funny april fools day...)
Norristown Naomi December 19, 2012 at 02:34 PM
Heres a good tip......don't park your car in Norristown..........

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