Motor vehicle thefts are on the rise as thieves target cars left running unattended and those parked with keys left inside. Of the 31 vehicles reported stolen in the month of July, nine were running unattended and 12 were unlocked with keys left inside. The Arlington County Police Department is sharing information on how these crimes occur and simple ways motorists can help reduce thefts and protect their property.
Additional information including method of theft and crime prevention tips are available in our newsroom.
Motor vehicle thefts are rising as thieves target cars left running unattended and those parked with keys left inside. Police are sharing ways to reduce thefts.