Waco police leave 'preventable crime opportunity' cards on poorly secured property

Posted at 11:36 AM, Jul 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-01 17:09:36-04

The Waco Police Department is starting to leave "preventable crime opportunity" cards on poorly secured property around the city in response to a recent burglary of a motor vehicle issue.

Police said the idea is to make citizens who are providing an opportunity for suspects to commit a potential crime more aware of how they can safeguard their vehicles, homes and businesses.

"It can be anything from a car with purses, laptops or iPads or phones it, even change, to someone leaving a lawn mower in their front yard," said Sgt. Patrick Swanton with the Waco Police Department. "It's just a good reminder, to inform our citizens that they can help us prevent crime from happening by following some simple tips."

If an officer spots an issue with how the property has been secured, they will leave a prevention card containing tips shown below. The officer will also include what caught their eye about the particular property.

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