The Lynn Police
Department has made auto theft a high priority and has assigned officers
from the Criminal Investigation Division to concentrate solely on climbing
theft rates within the city. The investigations include identifying and
closely monitoring high theft areas.
This is accomplished with a joint effort by uniformed and plain clothes officers. The department has also coordinated with outside agencies, such
as the State Police and other local police departments, to identify suspects
who are responsible for these thefts within the City of Lynn and surrounding
The Lynn Police Department would like to alert the community with
some easy steps to aid in preventing their vehicles from being targeted by these suspects.
Don’t become a victim of car theft
Never leave your keys in the car or the ignition
(Even at your home).
Always lock your car, do not leave car running while
you go into a store for a quick errand.
Avoid parking in isolated areas, especially parking
lots that are not illuminated.
“Never” hide spare keys inside your vehicle or under
the floor mats.
Keep a copy of your registration for your vehicle in
your wallet. Keep your house keys and car keys on
separate key ring.
If possible, purchase a anti-theft steering wheel
locking device. This
will also deter a thief from
stealing an air bag from
the steering wheel.
A motor vehicle is the second most expensive investment you will
make besides your home. Even with remote car alarms and other anti-theft devices, national reports estimate that a motor vehicle is stolen every 21
seconds in the United States. By following the steps above to minimize your
chances of becoming a victim, you may avoid the headaches associated with losing your only means of transportation.
If you know of someone who is involved in motor vehicle thefts, don’t
hesitate to contact this office and report any information.