“We’ve learned over the last 10 years in Saint Louis County that crime happens anywhere. Residents should always be cautious of crime, regardless of your zip code,” asserts a consultant who sells used cars in Florissant. Carjackings and auto theft are 50 percent preventable with the following tactics:
1) Skirt the short-cuts.
Avoid driving through unfamiliar neighborhoods.
2) Opt for parking visibility.
Park on well-lit streets and parking lots, in close proximity to a security camera or closed circuit television (CCTV).
3) Lock it.
It only takes seconds to commandeer an unlocked automobile. Always lock car doors, even when driving.
4) Be aware of surroundings.
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