NYC Police Operation Aims to Prevent Car Theft

NEW YORK (AP) -

In an effort to reduce theft, police in Brooklyn are sending friendly reminders to car owners not to leave valuables inside their parked vehicles.

Under the theft-prevention operation, 76th Precinct officers in Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill take photos of visible valuables through car windows. The precinct then runs the license plates and sends the owner a flier that says, “If we spot it, so can thieves,” along with the photo.

The operation goes into effect next week.