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GTA high on the Eastside

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Do you live within the Hollenbeck Police Station area? Don't know? It's these neighborhoods:

Aliso Village, Boyle Heights, El Sereno, Estrada Court, Hillside Village, Lincoln Heights, Montecito Heights, Monterey Hills, Pico Gardens, Ramona Gardens, Rose Hills Courts, University Hills

Cars are being stolen at a high rate in these areas especially, but still continue to a problem in all of East Los Angeles. Toyotas, Nissans and Hondas stolen off the street are the suspect’s vehicles of choice. Police have stepped up with added patrols and have made many arrests, but the problem is persisting.

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Do you have your windows etched? Do you use a wheel locking device? Car Alarm? Lo-Jack? Do you not leave expensive stuff visible? Nothing is 100%, but it all helps "harden the target." Do all these things and the car next to yours is looking like a much better choice to steal.

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