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Don’t Let Unattended Valuables Make Your Christmas Less Than Merry

Arvada, CO – The Arvada Police department is warning neighbors of the potential of crime related to packages and other valuable items left outside and unattended.


Crooks with baby buggy

A resident of the City recently recorded a BMX bike with an attached baby carriage enter onto their property and steal several tools and an edger. They shared the video on Facebook, which was then shared with the Arvada Police.


The Arvada Police warn that this tactic can also be used to collect packages that are delivered and left unattended.


“Packages left on the porch unattended indicate to criminals that the home is unoccupied,” said Commander Ed Brady of the Arvada Police Department.


Arvada Police are encouraging residents to have packages delivered to their place of employment or to a neighbor who is home, and to ensure that all valuable items are secured at all times.


“When we see crimes or the potential for crime, especially around this time of year, it is important that we share the information,” said Brady. “We don’t want to see anyone become a victim of crime, now or anytime throughout the year.”


Anyone with information regarding the man or bike seen in the video is asked to call the Arvada Police at 720.898.6900.



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