The Conyers Police Department is urging customers to mind their surroundings after completing banking transactions due to recent vehicle break-ins.
There are reports that victims have had their vehicles broken into at their residence, or other business locations, immediately following departure from a local bank branch.
Conyers Police wish to remind citizens of some simple theft prevention tips:
- Never take a business deposit to the bank alone. Make it your business policy to always have two personnel make bank runs.
- Do not openly carry bank bags or transaction envelopes into or out of the branch. Conceal your items in a purse or pocket when possible.
- Never leave a bank deposit or withdrawal in an unattended vehicle. Even if the bank bag is concealed in the glove box or console, the thief may still break in looking for valuables.
- Always be aware of your surroundings. Most banks do not permit you to be on your cell
phone while inside so make it a habit of no calls or texts while anywhere on the premises. This way, you can avoid distractions and scan the parking lot to ensure you are not being followed to your next location.
One reported theft occurred in the Arby's parking lot in November 2012. The victim had just walked out of a Bank of America branch when the suspect -- 42-year-old Warren O'Neal Jackson - shattered her car window and stole an undisclosed amount of cash.
Jackson remains at-large with his most recently known address being 365 Hooper Street Atlanta, 30317. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call the Conyers Police Department at 770 483-6600 or leave an anonymous tip line 770 483-TIPS (8477).