Crime Prevention Tip of the Week: Don’t Showboat

Leaving certain things lying around your yard or in plain sight from the road can unwittingly lure thieves onto your property like frantic bargain hunters to a flea market.  First, if you have a bike, scooter or skateboard that someone could easily walk away with; roll it inside or into your garage.

Also, after purchasing a new 70” LED TV or other pricey electronics or appliance, don’t leave the box out beside the trash can or recycling bin.  That tells people you have sometime brand spanking new that could fetch decent dollars on the street.  It may also leave them wondering what other nice things are inside your home.

You may also be showing off too much to people walking by your house.  Open up your curtains, blinds or shades and stroll around the house and see what is visible.  If you have a number of expensive items within plain sight or near windows, think about doing a minor redesign to move them out of view.

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