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October Is "Watch Your Car" Month

Local law enforcement is reminding East Texans about the importance of protecting themselves against vehicle thefts.   October is Watch Your Car Month. The East Texas Auto Theft Task Force along with local law enforcement talked about the local problem. Police gave tips on how to protect your car.

"One in five vehicles that are stolen, are stolen because the keys are left in the car, so that is something that basically we can cut down the stats by 20 percent if we were able to encourage citizens not to do it," said Chief Gary Swindle, Tyler Police Department.  Some other tips, never leave a secondary key in your car. Also, park under a well lit area and lots with attendants.

Molly Reuter, reporting. mreuter@kltv.com


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