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Police provide tips on how to eliminate vehicle theft in Fort Myers

Preventing vehicle theft
Posted at 1:50 PM, Apr 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-23 13:50:03-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. — On Friday, The Fort Myers Police Department (FMPD) was challenging the public to be #PartoftheSolution in keeping city streets free from crimes of opportunity.

FMPD says nearly all of their vehicle thefts are a result of keys or key fobs being left inside a vehicle.

Here are some tips police say can help keep your vehicle from becoming a target:

  1. Always hide your valuables from plain sight to avoid attracting thieves
  2. Never hide a second set of keys in or on your car. Extra keys can easily be found by thieves