Push the right buttons
We looked at it a few years ago and found that six out of every ten, or 60-percent, of the theft from vehicle cases in the City of Roanoke involved vehicles that were left unlocked. So let's "push the right buttons" when it comes to crime prevention and start locking our rides! Most thieves will spend about 15 to 20 seconds in an unlocked vehicle taking cash, check books, credit cards, pills, jewelry, a nice laptop computer, purses, or even a gun. All the items in the picture to the right would be a treasure trove for a thief! Trust us, thieves talk to each other, and we don't want your neighborhood getting the reputation among the crooks of being the "easy place for a good score" because too many people don't lock their car doors. If an officer drives by and sees a person opening a vehicle door, even if this person is a thief, how would the officer know? What's so suspicious about someone getting into a car, truck, van or SUV that's unlocked? So push those lock buttons and push back against the thieves.