The Grapevine Police Department has a New Year's resolution for you: take precautions to prevent your car from being stolen or burglarized.
A vehicle is burglarized every two and half minutes and a vehicle is stolen every five minutes in Texas, according to GPD.
Police have some simple suggestions to help reduce these thefts:
• Lock your car. Almost half of all vehicles stolen were left unlocked.
• Take your keys. 20% of stolen vehicles - keys were left in vehicle.
• Hide your valuables.
• Park in well-lit or congested areas. Thieves do not like witnesses.
• Never leave your car running unattended. Provides thieves an easy getaway.
Remember to notify police when someone appears nervous or is pulling on car door handles. GPD even has a phone app, making it easy to report potential crimes: http://www.iwatchgrapevine.com/