Dayton Police Department reports ‘significant increase’ in car thefts; Their tips to stay safe

DAYTON — Dayton Police Department issued a warning to the public after they said they have seen a “significant increase” in car thefts.

DPD said that thieves may be using a method that 2011 or newer Kia vehicles and 2015 or newer Hyundai vehicles with physical keys are especially susceptible to.

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They provided suggestions to help keep you car safe:

  • Lock doors & take your keys
  • Don’t leave a spare key in vehicle
  • Close windows
  • Park in well-lit areas
  • Install alarm system & anti-theft device
  • Install vehicle immobilizer system &/or tracking system