Mickey the Mope and Sneaky Sam are cruising your neighborhood right now looking for your snow blower. That’s right they do not care if your rich or poor, young or old, they want your snow blower and they want it now.
Thieves need two things to complete the job, ability and opportunity. You have the capability to control the opportunity provided to a thief by following a few simple guidelines.
The most important item to remember is NOT to leave your snow blower out in the open. When you are done using it put it away. Do not leave it in the driveway, yard, front sidewalk, alley, or any other location unattended. The thugs will take your snow blower in the blink of an eye. It only takes less than 15 seconds to pick it up, throw it in a vehicle, and be gone with your property.
If you see a suspicious vehicle or people call the police. Reporting accurate information to include day, date, time, and location of the suspicious activity is essential to catching these thugs. Be specific in your description(s).
Describe people from the top down. For example: white male, 6’, 200 pounds, red baseball cap, glasses, green zipper jacket, blue jeans, grey gloves, brown shoes. Observed entering a green GMC pickup truck, truck plate 12345, loud muffler, decal in the rear window, last seen going north on Jaberty Street on December 29, 2007 at 3 AM.
When you provide this information to the police request they do a follow up phone call to you with their findings. You will want to k now that they are investigating the information you provided to them.
In summary store your property in a secure location. Do not leave it out in the open unattended. Call the police about suspicious people and vehicles, and take back your neighborhoods. Be vigilant and stand up for what is right.
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