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Warn visitors about car thefts


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 15, 2012

~~<p>Car rental companies may be reluctant to advise tourists that belongings in their vehicles can be stolen rather easily, but warnings are badly needed. Such voluntary vigilance to forewarn travelers must increase, or legislation will be needed to make visitors aware of the risk in leaving expensive items in their rental cars.</p>
<p>Police say that the Dodge Charger has become the easiest rental car for a thief to enter, merely by applying a flat-head screwdriver in the keyhole. The Honolulu Police Department warned car renters last December that more than half of recent break-ins involved Chargers. Indeed, many Honolulu police officers who own that brand have installed their cars with alarms.</p>
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Car rental companies may be reluctant to advise tourists that belongings in their vehicles can be stolen rather easily, but warnings are badly needed. Such voluntary vigilance to forewarn travelers must increase, or legislation will be needed to make visitors aware of the risk in leaving expensive items in their rental cars.

Police say that the Dodge Charger has become the easiest rental car for a thief to enter, merely by applying a flat-head screwdriver in the keyhole. The Honolulu Police Department warned car renters last December that more than half of recent break-ins involved Chargers. Indeed, many Honolulu police officers who own that brand have installed their cars with alarms. Login for more...



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