Car burglaries increase over weekend in Panama City
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - According to Panama City police, several cars were broken into or burglarized over the weekend, prompting a reminder from law enforcement to keep vehicles locked.
Officials urge locals to be proactive in protecting their vehicles and the belongings inside them. They recommend people remember these tips:
- Do not leave your vehicle unlocked.
- Do not leave any vehicle or residential keys in vehicles.
- Do not leave your vehicle running while unattended.
- Do not leave purses, bank cards, checkbooks, electronics, or other valuables in view to anyone walking by. If you have to, put them inside the trunk.
- Do not leave firearms or any dangerous weapons in vehicles.
- If you see someone suspicious lurking near vehicles, call local authorities.
Anyone with information on vehicle burglaries in their area should call the Panama City Police Department at 850-872-3100 or report tips anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 850-785-TIPS.
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