The Bangor Police Department is receiving a higher than normal amount of complaints regarding people stealing from parked cars. This is what they said on their Facebook page today:
BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE CALLS HIGH
The Bangor Police Department would like to remind everyone of the importance of removing high value items, electronics and cash from your car when it is unattended and to always lock it, no matter how long you’re away from it.
Since August 1, 2013 we have responded to 62 burglary to motor vehicle complaints and the most common factors are that cars are left …unlocked, and valuable items are stolen. These are mostly happening during overnight hours, so please make sure your cars are locked up before going to bed. Also, make sure to record serial numbers and photograph any high value item or mark it somehow with your initials for easy identification if it is recovered. And, always remove cash from the console or out of plain view.
My colleagues in the surrounding areas are also reporting a higher than usual number of car breaks in their communities also. This is not just happening in Bangor. So, please make sure you lock your cars doors wherever you might go for any period of time.