The Fulton County Police Department has recently seen an increase in certain types of crimes, commonly known as "slider crimes," which generally involve property theft at gas stations and convenience stores.
Gas stations offer a unique environment for crimes including vehicle theft or property theft from vehicles. Criminals are watching to seize the opportunity. Citizens can help protect themselves and their property with these precautions:
LOCK YOUR VEHICLE. KEEP YOUR KEYS WITH YOU.
- Keep car locked while you are pumping gas or inside store.
- Never leave car running.
KEEP VALUABLES IN YOUR VEHICLE HIDDEN & OUT OF SIGHT.
PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR SURROUNDINGS.
- Don't be distracted by your cell phone.
- Pay attention to people & cars around you.
NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN UNATTENDED IN VEHICLE, EVEN FOR A MINUTE.
As always, call 911 to report crimes.