Due to a rash of car break-ins and thefts, Queens Shmira is providing the following tips to safeguard your vehicle, in coordination with NYPD’s 107th Precinct, under the stalwart leadership of Commanding Officer Deputy Inspector Kevin Chan:
We are issuing a warning to residents in the neighborhoods of Kew Gardens Hills, Hillcrest, Fresh Meadows, Briarwood, and Jamaica Estates about vehicles being broken into and stolen. Vehicles are stolen for a variety of reasons, including theft for parts, insurance fraud, retagging, exporting, and joy riding.
Help prevent theft and damage to your vehicle by following these tips: Always lock your vehicle, never leave the keys in the ignition, never leave property in your vehicle, park in high-traffic and well-lit areas when possible, and enroll in NYPD anti-theft programs such as VIN Etching, Operation ID, and Combat Auto Theft.
Stay safe and always be vigilant.
By Shabsie Saphirstein, Community Outreach Coordinator, Queens Shmira