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News Release

Friday, April 27, 2018

Media Relations

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WHAT:
Community Event

WHEN:
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Hollenbeck Community Police Station
2111 E. 1st Street
Los Angeles, Ca 90033

WHO:
LAPD Hollenbeck Area Auto Detectives
Representatives from the Automobile Club of Southern California

WHY:
To combat the rising number of older Honda Civics and Accords being stolen, the Los Angeles Police Department's (LAPD) Hollenbeck Area Auto Detectives and the Automobile Club of Southern California (AAA) will provide free anti-car theft Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) etching for car windows.

Car theft is the number one property crime in America. Permanent engraving of a vehicle's federally-registered VIN etching helps deter car theft because VIN-etched car parts cannot be sold as easily by thieves. Car window VIN etchings are small, but visible enough to deter thieves from stealing your vehicle.

There is no guarantee that your car will not be stolen, but taking precautionary measures can minimize your chances of becoming the victim of auto theft.

CONTACT:
If you are a Hollenbeck Area resident and interested in this free service, please contact Detective Young or Detective Calderon at (323) 224-0100.


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