City of Palmetto is Seeing an Increase in Vehicle Burglaries
The Palmetto Police Department posted this message on their Social Media, to alert and warn residents:
The Palmetto Police Department has seen a recent increase in burglaries to UNLOCKED vehicles! Many of these burglaries could be prevented if people just take the time to remove expensive items from their vehicles that are in plain view and lock it. We’ve had people leave their vehicles unlocked on purpose with FIREARMS inside of it, only for the firearms to be stolen overnight. If you have firearms, we ask that you be responsible and take the firearms out of your vehicle, especially if you plan on leaving it unlocked. The PPD cannot combat crime on our own and therefore we ask the community to pass the word on to their neighbors, friends, and family to lock their homes and vehicles. Also, do not leave car keys in your vehicles because that’s how cars are stolen (we still see it happening), no matter how safe you think your neighborhood is. If you see anyone suspicious on your property, please do not hesitate to give us a call. We are here to help.
If you are a victim of car burglary, or have any information call the Palmetto Police Department at 941-721-2000.