Lehi Police Issue Warning About Leaving Garage Doors Open, Accessible To Thieves
Dec 11, 2018, 11:15 PM
LEHI, Utah – It’s a common theme in some popular holiday movies like “The Grinch” or “Home Alone” – thieves who steal during this time of the year. And sometimes fiction is very close to reality.
“Sometimes they will hang around a little bit, just to make sure and see if someone is going in or out, or if someone is in the garage and then make their break,” Officer Johnson said.
Police say in recent weeks they have been called on a rash of burglaries, related to garages left open, making tools, bicycles and other valuables easy for criminal to steal.
Thieves will steal purses or other valuables out of cars, and sometimes cars themselves.
And in some cases, open garages give brazen burglars access to get inside of the home. While perhaps a few thieves want money for Christmas, in most cases they are motivated by a drug addiction.
Police admit these garage burglaries can be tough to solve, without serial numbers on the stolen items.
So that’s why officer Johnson is doing his part, offering some friendly reminders around town, hoping it helps to prevent a call from someone about a theft in their garage.