APD safety tips while visiting the Downtown Entertainment District
by KJCE Staff,posted Apr 25 2012 10:34AM
The Austin Police Department wants to remind visitors to the Downtown Entertainment District to be mindful of your surroundings and where you park. Thieves are always on the look out for items left in vehicles. APD suggests:
Place items of value in the trunk of the vehicle before you arrive at your destination or take the items with you so your vehicle is not an easy target.
When walking to and from your vehicle be aware of your surroundings.
Do not be preoccupied with electronics such as cell phones or portable music devices.
If possible, never walk alone and stay in groups.
Walk and park in well-lit areas (Some pay to park lots often have attendants at nighttime to help monitor the lot).
By doing all of the above the Austin Police Department hopes to help lower your risk of becoming a victim of a burglary of vehicle or worse, assault or theft.