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Auto Theft and Theft from Auto Educational Campaign
Thursday, August 9, 2012

COLUMBIA, SC - Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott announces a proactive, educational campaign to assist citizens with ‘auto theft and theft from auto’ prevention.

Officers with the Pro-Active Community Enforcement Team (PACE) and the Police Mounted Bike Unit will pass out crime prevention fliers to drivers as they are traveling through the Forest Hills Community in the South Region of the City.

From January to July 2012, preliminary crime statistics show seventeen (17) reported car break-ins in the Forest Hills Community.

In a majority of the reported cases, the victims either kept their vehicle doors unlocked or left valuables in plain view.

Chief Scott encourages citizens to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-888-CRIME-SC if they see a car break-in or other crimes happening in their community.

If a citizen is a car break-in victim in the City of Columbia, they are strongly encouraged to report the crime to the Columbia Police Department by calling (803) 545-3500 and stop by CPD Headquarters located at #1 Justice Square.

If you, or someone you know, have any information regarding any crime, you are encouraged to contact Crimestoppers. You could earn a reward up to $1,000.

Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crimestoppers by calling 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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