This morning I learned two things thanks to the Rockford Police Department.

First off, I never knew July is National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month.

Secondly, I know Rockford has a crime problem, but to find out that over 500 vehicles were stolen in Rockford in 2017 absolutely blew my mind.

Turns out, most of those vehicle thefts could have been prevented taking these few easy steps before leaving your car.

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