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Car prowls can be avoided

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KENNEWICK, Wash--  With the summer months almost upon us, Kennewick Police want to remind everyone to take simple precautions.

Leaving your windows and sunroof open when you park can be an open invitation for car prowlers.  And they want to remind everyone to never leave their personal goods sitting in plain sight.  Also keep in mind, the summer means more people walking about; that can also increase the chance you'll become a target.

Other good advice they have--lock your doors.  Say you have a garage door opener in your car, but you don't lock the doors.  Any would-be thief now essentially has open access to your house.

Sometimes it's the simplest steps that can help you out the most.