GPS devices targeted by thieves

April 2, 2008 1:47:54 PM PDT
An alert for people with portable GPS devices in their car: the devices have apparently become a big target for thieves.

Police in west suburban Saint Charles are reporting a rash of GPS thefts in their city. There have been five thefts since March 23. Most of the burglaries happened in parking lots.

Thieves have been breaking front windows on vehicles to get at the portable GPS. It's recommended people hide their GPS units in a glove box or someplace where they can't be seen.


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