SHOCKING: Williamsburg Shomrim Shows Just How Many Cars Are UNLOCKED


Shomrim in Williamsburg, Flatbush, Boro Park, Crown Heights, Far Rockaway and Staten Island receive many calls each morning from people reporting that their cars were broken into overnight.

It’s a daily occurence, and as much awareness as Shomrim does for the community, people seem to never learn one thing: LOCK YOUR CARS!

An overwhelming majority of these break-ins involve vehicles which were left unlocked. The few that were locked, the drivers had left a phone on their seat, a laptop bag on the seat, a wallet sitting there, or a GPS device on the dashboard – prompting a perpetrator to smash the window for the item.

Shomrim volunteers in Williamsburg last night drove around on just seven streets and tried car handles and found a whopping 67 cars unlocked! The volunteers locked the cars and left this flyer on the windshield.

While people love to complain that the NYPD does not protect the streets, it would pay for vehicle owners to take the simple and most preventable measure againt break-ins by LOCKING THEIR CARS.

Shomrim has dozens of volunteers patrolling the streets of all neighborhoods while the community is asleep, and are responsible for many arrests that many never get to hear about.

Shomrim reminds the community to always call 911 immediately if you see something suspicious, and then call your local 24 hour Shomrim hotline.

(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)