Sierra Martin | Managing Editor
HAYS COUNTY – The Hays County TX Sheriffs Office (HCSO) has reported numerous burglaries and thefts of vehicles throughout Hays County in recent weeks.
According to the HCSO, most of the burglaries and thefts occurred on unlocked or unsecured vehicles.
“No community is immune from these thieves,” Hays County Sheriff Gary Cutler said. “Often these are crimes of opportunity and leaving our vehicles unlocked gives thieves the perfect opportunity to commit these crimes.”
Below are some tips the HCSO has shared to keep your vehicles and property better protected:
- Ensure vehicles are locked and all valuables are removed or hidden from view.
- Do not leave garage door openers visible in vehicles. Doing so could give thieves access to your garage or home.
- On some newer vehicles, ensure you do not leave a key FOB (device used to remotely lock/unlock your vehicle and in some cases, it works based on proximity to your vehicle) inside your vehicle. This could allow the doors to be opened and the vehicle to be started and driven away.