Suffolk County police stated Thursday they’re relaunching their “Lock It” marketing campaign to encourage individuals to lock their parked automobiles.
The marketing campaign was first launched in September 2016 at the side of Crime Stoppers, and seven-Eleven will be a part of the trouble this yr, the division stated.
The division stated 7-Eleven will show posters in every of its 188 shops in Suffolk, and a number of other radio and cable tv retailers will donate airtime for public service bulletins.
Main purchasing facilities — together with Tanger Retailers in Deer Park and Riverhead, and Walt Whitman malls — “will reengage their help” by displaying the poster in nicely-trafficked places, the division stated.
Particulars of the newest effort and statistics about car thefts can be introduced later Thursday throughout a information convention at police headquarters in Yaphank.
This system was launched in 2016 after crime-mapping packages confirmed studies of thefts typically happen in clusters, sometimes at a mall parking zone or on a single block.
Nassau County officers warned drivers earlier this yr about leaving automobiles unlocked.
“We had 10 individuals alone who went into 7-Eleven whereas they left them operating,” appearing Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter informed Newsday.
“So we do want the group’s assist,” Krumpter stated. “Whereas we’d like to have the ability to depart our automobiles operating in entrance of seven-Eleven, it actually isn’t in anyone’s greatest curiosity to take action.”