Fort Lauderdale Police launch campaign to curb car thefts

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - Fort Lauderdale Police have launched a new campaign this week to curb the rising amount of vehicle thefts in the city and surrounding neighborhoods.

Signs posted on the side of roadways throughout the city on Wednesday ask residents to check for the key fobs to their vehicles.

“This is a prime spot here because, as you can see, there is a retaining wall that you may not be able to see the suspect vehicle pull up,” Fort Lauderdale Police detective Tim Shields said. “Our suspects would normally drive down the streets like this, and then, you’ll see this next house here. Here is a very nice Bentley.”

Thieves have targeted several high-end homes and vehicles over the past few weeks.

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