TWIN FALLS, Idaho (PRESS RELEASE) Twin Falls Police Detectives have identified and recovered property believed to be stolen during a recent vehicle burglary. Detectives believe a GPS device and a Radar Detector were stolen from a vehicle parked at the Magic Valley Mall or the Twin Falls Walmart during the month of September 2016. The Twin Falls Police Department is asking for assistance to identify the owner(s) of these devices.

During the months of August and September 2016, if you left your vehicle parked at the Twin Falls Walmart or at the Magic Valley Mall and discovered that either or both of these items were stolen from your vehicle, please contact Detective Ken Rivers at (208) 735-4357.

By taking a few extra minutes to make sure you are using your locks and protecting your property, you can greatly reduce the odds of becoming a victim of these crimes.

Records indicate that 31 residential and vehicle burglary reports were filed with the Twin Falls Police Department during the month of September 2016. The vast majority of burglaries are crimes of opportunity, and can be some of the easiest crimes to prevent. Most criminals look for an easy target when it comes to burglaries of vehicles and homes.

The Twin Falls Police Department wants to remind our community to make sure you take time to secure doors and windows, and don’t leave valuables in your vehicle overnight or when you are away from it. Also, exterior lighting is a strong deterrent to criminal behavior. Be sure to limit dark hiding places around your property and park your vehicles in well-lit areas.

By taking a few extra minutes to make sure you are using your locks and protecting your property, you can greatly reduce the odds of becoming a victim of these crimes.