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12-12-2004, 12:33 PM
With the holiday shopping season in full gear, car jackers have a new tactic.:

Detective Gilbert Cipriano received this information and I think it is worthwhile to share with you. This is good advice on how not to become a victim of this type of crime.

Alvy Dodson
Vice President\ Director
DFW Airport DPS
-----Original Message-----
From: Cipriano, Gilbert
Sent: Friday, December 10, 2004 11:51 AM
To: _Department of Public Safety
Subject: FW: [crimeanalyst] FYI trend in other states

Imagine: You walk across the Parking lot, unlock your car and get inside. You lock all your doors, start the engine and shift into reverse. As you look into the rearview mirror to back out of your parking space you notice a piece of paper stuck to the middle of the rear window. So, you shift into PARK, unlock your doors and jump out of the car to remove that paper (or whatever it is) obstructing your view. When you reach the back of your car, a car-jacker(s) appears out of nowhere, jumps into your car and takes off !!

The engine is already running, and in the case of women, their purse is likely on the front seat. The car-jacker(s) will practically mow you down as they speed off in your car.
If the above scenario is encountered, immediately drive away and remove the paper stuck to your window later.

Please forward this message to friends, co-workers and relatives. If your house key is on the same key ring as your vehicle keys, they not only have the car, cash, and other valuables in the car, but they now have access to your residence.

This scheme has occurred in the states of Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Michigan.

Sgt. Daniel G. Nichols, Special Services
Division, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, BP 314-444-5802, e-mail: dgnich...@slmpd.org

Tammy Ray
Crime Analyst
Special Crimes Service