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Measures to prevent a car break-in

Police are making sure you know how to avoid your car from being broken into (Source: WALB) Police are making sure you know how to avoid your car from being broken into (Source: WALB)
Tifton has seen 8 break-ins over the Christmas weekend (Source: WALB) Tifton has seen 8 break-ins over the Christmas weekend (Source: WALB)
"Don't leave valuables in plain sight," said Yi (Source: WALB) "Don't leave valuables in plain sight," said Yi (Source: WALB)

Tifton has seen 8 car break-ins over the weekend. 

Albany Police have also reported 5 over the Christmas holiday. 

Officials are cracking down and helping prevent this from happening to you next. 

One family told us they woke up to this damage on their car.

"It's hard to say when it's going to slow down or not. But we do always see an increase around the holidays."

They urge you not to leave valuables in your car. 

"People can obviously lock their doors and keep them locked and keep valuables out of sight. A lot of times people will, if they are looking for things to steal, they will look inside the car first before breaking windows or going into them."

They say it's important to think about everything in your car, not just electronics. 

"It's not just things that you've bought. Even if it's just loose change, your cell phone or your purse. Those aren't really things that you need to advertise by keeping them in the passenger side of your vehicle or just in plain view for people to take."

With all of your items... make sure that you have a list of what you are traveling with, know exactly what type of item it is and the brand. 

"You can write down the serial number. Make sure you have specific information about the items that you are taking."

Also be alert when out and about or traveling and parking in hotel parking lots. 

"If your vehicle is entered or broken into, if you do hear something like glass shattering or see anything suspicious, always give us a call so we can come out and see what's going on." 

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