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10/25/02 - Tyler

Free Ways to Help Keep Your Car From Being Stolen

   Every five and a half minutes a car is stolen in Texas, but here in East Texas, there's a free way to reduce the chance yours will be among them.

   Actually there's two. Tyler Police will etch VIN numbers on your windows and enlist you in the HEAT program or Help End Auto Theft. HEAT works like this, you register your car or truck with police and place stickers on the front and back windows. That sticker tells authorities they can pull your car over from 1:00 in the morning to 5:00 a.m, the most common times cars are stolen.

   The etching speaks more to the criminal. "When the thief comes by, he knows what VIN etching is, says Gary King with the East Texas Auto Theft Task Force. "He's looking for vehicles not etched on the windows and he sees this window etched, he cannot sell this window. It is useless to them because it has a stolen VIN on it. The glass is very valuable to him and will go onto the next vehicle likely."

   Tyler Police are offering free VIN etching and HEAT registration Saturday, October 26th.

   Rain or shine, they'll be at Super 1 foods at 3828 Troup Highway from 10:00 in the morning until 2:00 that afternoon.

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