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OPD Says Vehicle Theft Keeps Orlando Police Busy

Vehicle theft is keeping Orlando police officers busy on a regular basis. Despite the persistent crime problem, the Orlando Police Department recently reiterated how they are committed to taking the necessary steps to protect you and your property as crime continues to impact residents.

“Motor vehicle theft, and those who commit the crime, continue to keep officers busy on a weekly basis,” OPD posted. They also released this photo from a recent incident where officers spotted a victim’s stolen SUV and engaged:

vehicle theft OrlandoOPD is reminding the community that recovery isn’t always easy. Gun violence is also a problem around Orlando and police have also been busy taking guns off the local streets.

In just one week in January, Orlando police reported 31 vehicles were stolen in the city of Orlando. Through hard police work, OPD was been able to recover 21 of them.

Local crime around Orlando and downtown remains a problem under Mayor Buddy Dyer. OPD reminds all residents to remember, “See Something, Say Something” by calling Crimeline or 9-1-1.

You can call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477) where your information will be taken in strictest confidence. Your identity will be protected and you will never have to give your name. You will be given a confidential tip code number. Tips that lead to the felony arrest of suspects and/or the recovery of stolen property and drugs may be eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000. All tips eligible for a reward are paid to tipsters using an anonymous process. Remember, if you witness a crime in progress, you should call 911.

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