If you park your car in Jamaica Plain, police are urging greater awareness of the potential for wheel and tire thefts.
Boston Police out of the E-13 District, which covers Jamaica Plain, sent out an advisory on Thursday that there has been an increase in these types of larcenies. The E-13 District also includes the Roxbury side of Egleston Square.
Most of the thefts take place during the night. The cars are left up on cinder blocks. Police say Hondas, in particular the Fit and Civic models, are a top target.
Below are some tips from police on how to keep your car's wheels and tires where they should be:
Suspicious persons or activities in parking lots should be reported immediately to the Police by calling 911. Here are some tips on how to protect and keep your car and valuables safe:
Tip #1 Do not leave valuable items in plain view
Tip #2 Park Your Car in the Garage, behind a Locked Gate, Driveway, or well lit area
Tip #3 Install a Car Alarm -- Especially if It's in an Apartment Parking Lot (or on the Street)
Tip #4 Locking lug nuts make it harder to steal the tires