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Lock Your Car, Take Your Keys

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Rock Island Police Department

Rock Island police report four car thefts over the weekend. The keys to all of them were left inside.

Police say even if the car is in your garage, never leave your keys in your vehicle. Once they have your car, thieves frequently to use it to commit other crimes.

Officers ask all drivers to take an extra step to make sure no keys are left inside vehicles to help prevent yourself and others from becoming victims.

Since late 2020, law enforcement agencies all over the Quad Cities area have been asking drivers to help prevent car theft. Information is at LockItDownQC.

Prevention tips include:

  • Never leave your car running, even if you have your fob.
  • Always lock your car.
  • Never leave your keys in your vehicle.
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