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Police Warn of Thefts of Honda Vehicles
Posted Date: 11/14/2012 1:00 PM

Eight Honda passenger vehicles have been stolen from areas in eastern Greensboro since October 29, prompting Greensboro police to urge owners to take extra precautions.

Seven Honda Accords and one Honda Civic manufactured in the mid 1990s have been stolen, mostly from the parking lot of apartment complexes along Church Street. These vehicles have a flaw in their ignition system making them more vulnerable to car thieves.

“The issues with the mid ‘90s Honda ignition makes it more difficult for owners to protect their cars,” said Lt. Mike Brodie. “The best defense for car owners is to use an anti-theft steering wheel lock.”

Other ways to reduce the chances of your vehicle getting stolen are:
• Make the vehicle less attractive to thieves by removing valuables such as expensive stereo systems
• Lock the car in a garage or park in a well-lit, well-populated area
• Activate the car’s audible alarm if it has one.

Police are actively investigating these thefts and are encouraging anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 336-373-1000 or text a tip to CRIMES using the keyword badboyz.

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