Shaker Heights security footage shows simply locking car doors keeps criminals from breaking in

Shaker Heights security footage shows locking car doors keep criminals from breaking in

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio (WOIO) - Shaker Heights Police are sharing surveillance footage of a potential criminal’s foiled attempt of breaking into a car to show residents why locking your car doors can help deter criminals.

Police said this resident’s security camera captured a man trying to get into their car by gently pulling the handle so the alarm wouldn’t set off.

But once he realized it was locked, he simply walked away.

With an increase in car break-ins throughout Northeast Ohio, police want residents to lock all of their cars and keep the keys stashed in a safe place in their home.

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