The Lake in the Hills Police Department wishes to remind residents to
lock their vehicles at all times. Through the Lock It or Lose It campaign the Police Department hopes to put out strong reminders
on a consistent basis to residents that they need to protect their property and lock their cars. Opportunistic thieves target
unlocked vehicles and steal valuable items, particularly GPS units, IPODS, and computers. A group of thieves can move through
the area very quickly entering unlocked vehicles. The vast majority of the time thieves will move passed a locked vehicle
because they don’t want to expend the time or risk getting caught trying to enter it. Approximately 90% of the burglaries
committed were to unlocked vehicles. If you choose to leave valuables in your car then take one second to lock it. One second
may save you days of inconvenience and money. Lock It or Lose it!