BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Rio Grande Valley residents are being encouraged to secure their car or truck for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day or they may start off 2020 without a vehicle.
According to a recent report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau, more cars and trucks are stolen on New Year’s Day than any other holiday.
Also according to the report Texas ranked 2nd of the states with the most holiday vehicle thefts in 2018.
“The report doesn’t speculate on what makes New Year’s Day attractive to car thieves,” said Texas Department of Insurance fraud analyst Krystal Kulle. “But midnight January 1st is probably a time when people are celebrating the new year and not out on the street.”
Valley residents are encouraged to:
- Never leave your keys in the car.
- Lock doors and close windows.
- Park in a well-lit area.
- Don’t leave valuables in plain sight
- If you have an alarm, use it.