BEDFORD — Following an uptick in thefts from cars in recent weeks, Chief John Bryfonski and the Bedford Police Department are reminding residents to secure their vehicles and belongings as part of the “Lock It or Lose It” campaign.
According to Bedford Police, more than 90 percent of such thefts occur at residences when vehicle doors are left unlocked. Most thefts occur in the late evening or early morning hours; as the weather grows warmer, the opportunity for thefts from cars increase.
In order to prevent such thefts, Bedford Police urge residents to:
- Always lock their vehicles, even if parked in their driveway;
- Never leave belongings, especially those of value, in the car or in plain view;
- Secure any items that must be left in a vehicle secured, locked and out of sight.
Bedford Police ask members of the public to be aware of their surroundings, such as people walking in their neighborhood late at night or a car that may seem out of place. Members of the public who see anything out of the ordinary or find that belongings have been stolen from their vehicle are encouraged to call the Bedford Police Department at 603-472-5113.