St. Maarten Police continue to emphasize securing vehicles

POSTED: 07/28/11 12:16 PM

St. Maarten – Police continued to press people on Wednesday to be more careful when it comes to securing their cars. The caution follows three car thefts on Tuesday.
According the police report thieves stole a 2005 black Kia Rio from Castries Drive between 9:00 p.m. on July 25 and 6:00 a.m. on July 26. That same Monday evening thieves stole the back and front lights off a Toyota Yaris that was parked on Tropical Road. Thieves also entered an unlocked car on Front Street at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday and stole a driver’s license, insurance documents and the registration for the vehicle.
“We would like to advise the community that if they do not lock their cars it is like they are inviting the thief to break into their cars,” the acting police spokesman Geronimo Juliet wrote in a statement.

Other concerns
The police have also urged motorists not to play loud music.
“It is a win-win situation. Your hearing will be protected and the environment will be happy,” Juliet stated.
The acting spokesman has also suggested that people put only red brake lights on their cars and white lights at the front.
“If you put on other colors you are distracting the traffic with the consequence that you can create a traffic hazard. Please avoid putting those funny lights in the front or in the back of your car,” Juliet stated.

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