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Littleton Police Department Warns of Increase in Crime Involving Storage Units

Post Date:05/23/2022 11:42 a.m.

The Littleton Police Department (LPD) has seen an increase in theft from storage facilities in the city. LPD encourages customers and companies to be proactive in the prevention of theft and crime to keep individuals and valuables safe.  Storage Unit Thefts

LPD recommends customers ask questions when considering a storage facility to identify if the facility is secure. 

  • Ask about the security measures the facility has in place. 
  • Inquire about video surveillance systems, if the surveillance systems are digital or live streamed, and if it is operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 
  • Ask if the facility has password protected codes for customers and employees to access gates and doors. 
  • Find out if there is sufficient, and well maintained lighting in all areas of the facility to deter trespassing. 
  • Inquire about the maintenance of the facility. If there is a damaged fence or broken keypad, will it be addressed promptly? 
  • Ask about the facility's employee protocol. Find out who has access to units and if the facility requires daily checks to make sure that all units are locked and secure. 

If an individual does not feel that a facility is secure, or if they are not satisfied with the customer service regarding security, LPD highly recommends choosing a different storage space.

LPD also encourages customers to take security steps of their own. 

  • Purchase the best lock possible. 
  • Check with an insurance provider and do not store items that insurance will not cover if damaged or stolen. 
  • Keep a current inventory of items that are in storage, including any serial numbers.  
  • Choose an indoor storage unit if possible.
  • Purchase insurance, even if it is not required by the facility.  

LPD asks that if an individual is the victim of a crime or if they observe suspicious behavior, to call 9-1-1. 

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