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APD Foothills Incident: November 8 Theft of Tires/Rims

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APD Foothills Incident: November 8 Theft of Tires/Rims

Post  Admin on Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:41 am

Received from APD:

Hello Foothills Area Command neighborhood leaders and apartment community managers,

One of our Foothills Area Command officers alerted me to the theft of rims and all 4 tires from a Chevy Suburban parked overnight in a driveway in the Foothills area. The vehicle was in the owner’s driveway and left on blocks by the offender(s). There was no workable evidence left behind and there were no witnesses. The value of the stolen tires and rims totaled up to $3,600.

In order to reduce your odds of being a victim of this type of theft, if at all possible, please park your vehicle in your garage. I know vehicles have gotten larger and they don’t always fit in our garages, but if there is room, please park this valuable asset in a place where it is protected. Check your lighting – is it doing the job to ward off a criminal? How about your sight lines from the home to the driveway/street and the neighbors’ homes to yours? Would trimming back shrubbery help enhance those sight lines to make a criminal feel the risk of being witnessed is not worth it? Are your neighbors engaged and active in reporting suspicious persons/vehicles to 242-COPS or a crime in progress to 911? If you have a car alarm, activate it! Earlier this year when these types of thefts seemed to spike, the offenders were unscrewing flood lights during the day and returning at night. Please watch for suspicious characters in your area who may be casing the area during the day for a theft during the night or messing around with you or your neighbor’s lighting.

We had several similar cases of these types of thefts earlier this year city-wide and not restricted to just the Foothills Area Command. I believe that if you are aware of the crime you can put crime prevention to work for you to reduce your odds of being victimized.

Jill Garcia, Crime Prevention Specialist
Foothills Area Command, Albuquerque Police Department
12800 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112
jcgarcia@cabq.gov
332-5240 Front Office
323-4644 Direct Line
332-5249 Fax

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