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News Release

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Media Relations

Vin Etching & Anti-Theft License Plate Screw Giveaway Community Event NA19049ti

WHAT:
Community Event

WHEN:
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

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

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

Car theft is the #1 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 LAPD's Hollenbeck Area Autos Detectives, Detectives Young or Chavez, at (323) 224-0100, during regular business hours.


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