With the rise of car break-ins, here are some essential tips to prevent car thefts and break-ins:
• Always lock vehicle doors and windows when leaving your car unattended.
• Park in well-lit areas or secure parking lots to deter potential thieves.
• Avoid leaving valuable items in your car such as laptops, guns, purses and more.
• Consider installing an anti-theft system or steering wheel lock for added security.
Following these steps will help reduce the risk of theft. If you do experience a break-in, call the non-emergency police number or file an online police report with the New Orleans Police Department here.