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Salt Lake police chief launches video about larceny

Published November 1, 2012 3:32 pm

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Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank on Thursday issued a reminder to residents to take steps to prevent the theft of their property.

Burbank and Detective Robert Ungricht launched a four-minute video highlighting larceny, which is the theft of personal property. Salt Lake City detectives typically see an average of 75 new cases a month.

Some tips to prevent theft:

• Place valuables out of sight when going to clubs, shopping or other large gatherings like sporting events.

• Businesses should place product away from entrances to discourage "grab-and-dash" crimes.