Westmont, Illinois - Date Issued: October 26, 2021
In recent months, area car thefts and carjacking attempts have been on the rise in the Chicagoland area. The Westmont Police Department encourages everyone to be diligent in their effort to be safe.
Carjacking is defined as stealing a car by force. Often, the offender is armed with a gun during a carjacking. Carjacking is not just a problem in large cities; it also happens in the suburbs. Rather than stealing parked cars, many criminals find it easier to steal a car while the owner is inside with the keys in the ignition. Many of these cars are stolen and used to commit other crimes. The Westmont Police Department would like to inform residents of important safety precautions when it comes to carjacking safety. Your vehicle is property that can be replaced, you are irreplaceable.
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