Suspicious activity in Cold Springs prompts warning from authorities

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WASHOE COUNTY, Nev. (KOLO) - The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is reminding you to lock your car doors after reports of suspicious activity in Cold Springs.

The sheriff's office says they received a report around 3:30AM Wednesday, November 6, 2019, about several people who were lifting door handles of vehicles parked on Bear Lake Drive.

The suspects were reportedly driving a black truck with California license plates.

Deputies and troopers with Nevada Highway Patrol responded, but could not find the suspect truck.

The sheriff's office is reminding you to take the following measures to protect your property:

    Lock your doors! One of the most common issues with vehicle burglaries is unlocked doors

    Don’t leave valuables in the car. Take everything of value with you. If you must leave valuables in the vehicle, be sure to secure them out of sight in the trunk or glove compartment not under jackets or blankets behind the seat as that is one of the first places criminals look

    Set the car alarm or anti-theft devices. These are still effective deterrents against criminals who are looking for the easiest target

    Keep windows completely closed. Partially open windows may make your vehicle an easier target for thieves

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