Smash-and-grab thieves aren’t criminal masterminds - most are spontaneous swindlers. They see something of value and take it. Make sure all valuables are out of sight; do not leave any of these items lying on your seats, dashboard or floor:
Most thieves like to stay hidden; the last thing they want is someone watching them commit their crime. Keep your car visible and park near other people!
Thieves are lazy, therefore a few preventative measures can make a big difference.
Take a few pictures of any damage and make a list of the items that are missing.
Call the local police station and let them know what happened; they can assist you in filing a police report.
Have these things readily available when filing:
If you’re worried about someone stealing your identity, you have the option to place a 90-day fraud alert on your credit record. You can do so by contacting a credit bureau. For more information, look to the Federal Trade Commission.
If your credit or debit cards were stolen, freeze your checking account. Log into your your bank account online or contact your bank for further information.
Talk to your local agent to file a claim through Mountain West! $500 of personal property is covered if you have our premier auto insurance.
Any theft that occurs must first be reported to law enforcement.