The Mount Dora Police Department would like to take this time to remind our citizens and visitors to not only lock your vehicles, but do not leave any valuable items in plain view. Do not leave purses, cellphones, laptops, cash or change, packages or any other items of value in plain sight where burglars have the opportunity to ‘smash and grab’.
We urge citizens to take items of value with you when you leave your vehicle either at events, in a public parking lot or even at home. The trunk of the car can be utilized to store these items or you can tuck them under the seats out of view. Remember: Criminals will take advantage of the opportunity and it only takes seconds for a burglar to get in and out of your vehicle!