Press release from the City of Hendersonville:
The Hendersonville Police Department would like to provide a community crime alert about an increase in vehicle break-ins being reported in the City of Hendersonville.
“Almost all the vehicles were left unlocked and many had items left in plain view for thieves to see,” said Hendersonville Police Chief Herbert Blake. “The police department has increased and intensified patrols, but citizens can help prevent these vehicle related thefts if they take their things out of their vehicles and lock their car doors every time they get out.”
During 2019, 42 vehicle break-ins have been reported in the Hendersonville city limits. 9 vehicle break-ins have been reported this month, with 7 occurring in the last 48 hours.
To help reduce the chance of falling victim to a car break-in, the public should always lock their doors and roll up windows when they park. Valuables and other items should never be left in view; they should be hidden or locked in the trunk prior to arrival at the driver’s destination.
Residents are encouraged to contact the Hendersonville Police Department at (828) 697-3025 to report suspicious activity.