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Posted on: December 6, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Lock cars to thwart burglars

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A number of vehicles were burglarized during the early morning hours of Dec. 6 in the Illinois Central College area of the city, and in one case a car was stolen out of its garage. To keep your vehicle from being burglarized, East Peoria Police say the best defense is a simple one:  lock it.

Police are reminding residents to lock their vehicles to prevent items, or the entire vehicle, from being stolen. Most car burglaries occur in unlocked vehicles. Residents should take valuables out of their cars, and make sure to not to leave the keys in them. Police also advise removing garage door openers from cars parked at residences and locking the main garage door as well as a door leading from the garage to the house.

Residents observing any suspicious activity should call the East Peoria Police Department at 698-4700.

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