5 ways to curb thefts from your car

12/04/2012 04:15 EST | Updated 02/03/2013 05:12 EST
Vancouver police are advising members of the public about some simple steps to keep thieves from targeting their cars over the holiday shopping season..

Motorists are advised to:

- Lock items in their trunk.

- Not leave any possessions visible in their car.

- Not to make multiple trips to their car to drop off their shopping.

- Disable their trunk latch so it can't be opened from inside the car.

- Report suspicious people to police.

So far this year, there have been nearly 7,500 thefts from cars in the city.