Don’t be a victim of laptop theft
There’s been an increase in the number of King County laptops stolen from employee vehicles in the past few months. When valuable items, such as laptops, are left unattended in vehicles, employees risk damage to their personal vehicles and loss of personal items in addition to the loss of King County laptops and mobile devices.
Things you can do to avoid becoming a victim:
- Plan to carry your laptop with you every time you leave your car unattended, even if you will only be gone a few minutes.
- Do not leave laptops, mobile devices and other valuables unattended in your car, ever.
- Do not leave valuables in the trunk, or attempt to hide them within the car.
Comments from recent victims of King County laptop theft:
“I was away from my car for less than 5 minutes.” “It was broad day light.” “I was only gone for a few minutes, I parked in a parking ramp at the store.” “I thought it would be safe in the trunk.” “My car window was smashed. Not only do I have to deal with the repair, but it is impossible to clean up all of the glass.”