Have you ever wondered what happens to stolen cars? This article provides a great summary of how chop shops (illegal body shops that traffic in stolen vehicles) take stolen cars and ship them overseas. Baltimore Police, along with Border Control, has closed down one such shop as a result of a sting operation that concluded in 2017. This information is important for anyone who lives in the area and wants to ensure that their car doesn't fall victim to a similar crime ring.
Police continue to be amazed by how many stolen cars are taken when they are unlocked and have their keys inside. Residents are reminded to always lock their car doors and never leave their keys inside. Having valuable items on view can also make your vehicle a popular target for thieves. Take all of your belongings with you when you leave your car, or store them in the trunk out of the view of potential robbers. These two simple steps will decrease the likelihood of theft significantly.
It is also reported by police in the Baltimore area that apartment complexes and office parks are common targets for car theft. Any area that has a high concentration of cars will be a target, especially those that aren't actively monitored or patrolled. Business and apartment owners in the Severna Park and greater Baltimore area are encouraged to hire foot or vehicle patrols to protect any vehicles on their property.
Surveillance cameras can provide a lot of important information after a crime, but they are not good at preventing them. An active vehicle patrol of parking lots on your property will discourage thieves from making your lot a popular target. UAS is here to provide the security services that you need to ensure the safety and security of your property.