The Suffolk County Police Department released a Public Service Announcement via the department’s Facebook page to remind people to protect themselves from becoming a victim by locking their vehicles.
The video is a twist on the classic carol The Twelve Days of Christmas. Instead of the lyrics being about what “my true love sent to me,” members of the department sing about what a criminal stole from thee.
During the first 11 months of 2019, SCPD officers responded to 2,066 larcenies from vehicles. During 2018, SCPD handled 2,329 incidents of thefts from vehicles.
“This is the time of year that people are busy holiday shopping and often leave valuables in their vehicles,” Chief of Department Stuart Cameron said. “We thought this parody would be a fun way to get a serious message across to residents—lock your vehicle and keep your valuables out of sight.”