LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is asking the community to take precautionary steps to prevent burglaries.
It comes after a letter from the Sun City Summerlin Community Association sent a letter notifying residents of burglaries in the area. A letter from the the community's Board of Directors says there were more than 55 break-ins in the community from April through August.
LVMPD provided the following tips to prevent burglaries:
- Report suspicious persons, vehicles, and behavior to LVMPD, especially vehicles parked on streets watching homes
- Use 911 for emergencies or 311 for non-emergencies
- Notify your Volunteer Security Team after LVMPD
- Build relationships with neighbors and watch out for each other when not home
- Share information within your community on social media sites (Nextdoor, Ring, or group text messages)
- Invest in home security measures BEFORE you are victimized:
- Home alarm systems with motion and glass break sensors are most effective
- Exterior surveillance cameras properly positioned are not only a deterrent, but also provide images for investigators. Make sure they are recording
- Security Film glass protection makes it harder to break and enter through windows
- If you have a dog, make sure your doggie-door is secured and not easily accessed. Even the smallest doggie-door can allow entry into your home
- Lock all doors and windows to both your home and vehicles
- Never leave garage door openers in vehicles parked outdoors or leave your garage door open
- Always arm security systems when you leave the home