Pinellas County beach communities have seen a rise in car burglaries.
These burglaries called “car hopping” by the thieves, is a growing problem among teenagers. They take advantage of any unlocked car they find, taking anything and everything that is inside. The thieves have taken wallets, cash, credit cards, passports, cell phones, laptops, tools, and worst of all firearms that were left in unsecured vehicles.
There are two simple steps you can take that will help you from becoming a victim of these petty thieves.
Please help us to help you.
Chief Terry Hughes