Preventing Car Theft During the Holiday Season
It’s December! Tis’ the holiday season. Considering the holiday season, many Arizona residents are taking the advantage of the nice, cool weather and going shopping. The holiday shopping usually starts right after Thanksgiving’s, Black Friday. Starting that Friday, Arizona residents are shopping here and there for gifts. There are also a group of individuals, thieves, that take advantage of the holiday season. Below are a few tips on how to prevent car theft during the holiday season.
What Car Thieves Look For
Here is a story on the typical life of a car thief during the holidays. The car thief will stroll around the parking lot of the mall. He blends in with other people that are coming in and out of the stores. A shopper walks out with a handful of shopping bags. She bought shoes, bags, a few electronics devices, and winter coats. The car thief spots her and doesn’t take his eye off of her. The shopper doesn’t pay any attention to the car thief, to her the car thief looks like another shopper. A car beeps. The shopper opens the back door of of her car, and places the bags under the seats. She closes the door, and goes right back to the mall. The car thief waits, patiently, until the shopper is inside the mall. The car thief then heads towards the car, opens the car door and grabs the bags. This entire heist takes about 30 seconds to a minute.
There are car thieves that work in groups or partners. You may park in a well-lit parking lot, in front of store with a wide, open window, and still get robbed. Car thieves are very creative and they know where to look and when the time is right to make their move.