The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has issued a warning about an upsurge in reports of individuals attempting to gain unauthorised access to vehicles in the Road Town area.
A release issued by the RVIPF said the Force these would-be auto theives go from vehicle to vehicle pulling at their exterior door handles. The police said this was especially so when vehicles were left unattended in parking lots during the day and at night.
The RVIPF said it strongly advises residents to take proactive measures to safeguard their vehicles by ensuring all doors and windows are securely locked.
Residents were also reminded to ensure that valuables in their vehicles remain concealed from view.
The RVIPF further requested that the public remain on the lookout for individuals loitering and acting suspiciously in or around parking lots.
Persons with information about these incidents are being encouraged to contact the police through its 311-access number. The RVIPF added that the public’s cooperation is vital in maintaining the safety and security of the community.
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