Police warn residents to keep cars locked as thefts continue

Nassau County police patrolled the Great Neck area Wednesday as the number of stolen vehicles in the area continues to rise.

News 12 Staff

Apr 14, 2022, 2:56 AM

Updated 729 days ago

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Nassau County police patrolled the Great Neck area Wednesday as the number of stolen vehicles in the area continues to rise.
In 2022, the number of stolen vehicles in Nassau County has tripled to 331, according to police.
Officials say approximately 97% of the cars that are stolen happen because people leave their key fobs in the car, making it easy for those trying to get away with a vehicle.
The Nassau County Police Department is trying to get the word out by handing flyers and talking to residents to protect them from having their vehicle or valuables stolen.
"Go outside, make sure your cars are locked," says Det. Let. Richard LeBrun, of the Nassau County Police Department. "Make sure your valuables are out of your car because again, there are people out there at night that will try to take advantage of the situation. Criminals are looking for the path of least resistance. Right now, it is very profitable to steal a car."
The police department's actions are part of "Operation Safe Neighborhood," as they continue their efforts to educate the community and defend against more stolen vehicles in the future.


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