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Marco Island police issue warning/advice

Marco Island police issue warning/advice

By Fox News Staff. CREATED Nov 25, 2012

MARCO ISLAND, Fla. - Marco Island police issued a warning to its residents Sunday about an increase in thefts specifically targeting vehicles and vessels the last few weeks.

Police say thieves are targeting unlocked vehicles or vessels with valuables inside.

Various items stolen include GPS units and other types of electronic devices.

Police are also noting an increase in damage to vehicles were an individual(s) are scratching and damaging the paint.

Marco Island police want to remind to remind residents to remove any valuables or property from vehicles and vessels whether parked or docked.  Locking your boat or vehicle will deter criminals as well.  Also parking your car, truck or SUV in a well lit area and keeping your boat lift or dock illuminated using motion-detecting light serves to discourage thieves.

Marco Island police would remind residents that if you see or hear anything suspicious call 911 immediately.