Acting Port Washington Police Chief James Salerno is reminding residents to protect their property.
Port Washington police detectives recently arrested a local man for breaking into a car on Main Street and stealing a pocket book containing credit cards, cash and a cell phone, according to Port police. The credit cards were then used at multiple locations.
"Some crimes are difficult to prevent, but one crime you can help prevent is property theft which happens largely from automobiles," says Salerno. "Protect yourself by always locking your car, even in your driveway, and never leave your pocketbook, wallet, keys, and electronic devices visible from outside the car."
Anyone noticing anything suspicious is encouraged to call 911.
Chief Salerno said in cooperation with a Nassau County police initiative, the Port Washington Police District will be distributing crime prevention awareness cards in English and Spanish in an effort to help keep property safe.
"Working together, we can help keep crime down in our community," said Solerno.