Beware of license plate thieves, Livermore PD warns

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

The Livermore Police Department is warning the public to take precautions against license plate thieves. According to a social media post from Livermore PD, thieves are stealing plates belonging to “law abiding citizens in the community” and placing them on vehicles being used to commit crimes “to go undetected or mislead law enforcement.”

“We’re committed to keeping our community safe, and one way to do that is by preventing license plate theft from your vehicles,” Livermore PD posted.

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The department provided several tips for motorists to prevent their license plate from being stolen and being used in crimes.

Tips for preventing license plate theft:

Use anti-theft screws: Invest in anti-theft screws for your license plates. These specialized screws require unique tools for removal, making it much harder for thieves to steal your plates.

Park in well-lit areas: Whenever possible, park your vehicle in well-lit areas with high foot traffic. Thieves are less likely to attempt theft in areas where they can be easily seen.

Utilize surveillance cameras: Choose parking spots that are within view of security cameras or in busy areas monitored by law enforcement. This can deter thieves and aid in identifying suspects if theft occurs.

Check regularly: Make it a habit to check your license plates regularly, especially after leaving your vehicle parked for extended periods. Quick inspections can help you detect any tampering or attempted theft.

Report suspicious activity: If you notice anyone acting suspiciously around vehicles or attempting to tamper with license plates, don’t hesitate to report it to local authorities immediately.

If you notice your license plates have been stolen, Livermore PD asks that you immediately call to report the theft.

“By taking these precautions, you can proactively reduce the risk of license plate theft and help to maintain the safety and security of our community,” Livermore PD said. “Let’s work together to protect your vehicles and our community!”

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.