Did You Know Car Thefts Spike In July?

CBS Los Angeles

GLENDALE  (CBSLA.com)  —   The CHP is warning motorists that car thefts spike in July — more than any other month.

As the temperatures soar, so do vehicle thefts.

Officials say it takes mere seconds to take off with a vehicle.

KCAL9’s has some tips to protect drivers.

Why the spike in thefts? Experts believe it’s because of an increase in activities and that driver’s might not be as vigilant and could be distracted.

“The violation, it’s hard to describe unless it’s happened to you,” said Tracy Johnson, who knows what it feels like to look for a car that isn’t there.

The CHP says, on average, a car is stolen in California every three minutes.

Busy parking lots can be a hot spot.

“You’ll have thieves that will stand in the parking lot, and they’ll see you’re getting out and they know that you’re going to be gone for…

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