Residents are being advised by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) to take proactive measures to secure all vehicles, following an increase in reports of theft from vehicles.
The RVIPF made the plea in a media release on Monday, confirming reports of individuals attempting to gain unauthorized access to vehicles by pulling at the exterior door handles within the Road Town area.
“Police strongly advise residents to take proactive measures to safeguard their vehicles by ensuring all doors and windows are securely locked, especially when left unattended in parking lots during the day and night. Residents are also reminded to ensure that valuables remain concealed from view,” the RVIPF stated.
The police also asked residents to be vigilant for suspected loiterers or persons acting suspiciously in or around parking lots.
“Persons with information can contact the police through its 311-access number. Your cooperation is vital in maintaining the safety and security of our community,” the RVIPF added.