Motor Vehicle theft

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CRIME PREVENTION TIPS




CONCEPT OF MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT

PROFESSIONAL CAR THIEFT
CREDIT: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHICS

motor vehicle theft

Motor vehicle theft is the criminal act of stealing or attempting to steal a motor vehicle.

This is a preventable crime. Learn how to avoid becoming a victim of such crime.

how IT happens

When the thief:
- Uses an ignition key of another vehicle;
- Uses some form of tools to force open vehicle doors;
- Rides/ drives off a vehicle which had its key left in the ignition; or
- Uses a tech device that unlocks a vehicle (i.e. electronic car theft)

when IT can happen

When a vehicle is:
- L
eft unattended with the key still in the ignition;
- Parked at a secluded area, low security area or poorly-lit area during the hours of darkness.

crime prevention tips

« Park your vehicle in well-lit areas;
« Secure all the windows and doors of your vehicle.  Remove key from the ignition, even if leaving vehicle for a short while;
« Engrave your vehicle registration number on the windscreen.

« Install:
an anti-theft alarm system and an in-vehicle camera in your vehicle; and/or
a vehicle immobiliser system.

« For motor vehicles like car, van or truck, install additional locking devices like:
Steering wheel lock
- Clutch lock
Brake lock
Gear lock

« For motorcycles. install:
Front wheel safety lock
Cable lock
Disc or Sprocket lock
Shackle lock


Call Police for assistance if you are a witness or if you are victim of such crimes.  Do it from a safe distance and/ or location.

Stay calm and observe the suspect's appearance, attire, height, or any distinctive physical features; as well as the suspect's location or the direction the suspect went.


More Crime Prevention Tips on >>
Theft from Motor Vehicle

Read Singapore Police News on >>
Motor Vehicle Theft


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