After her car's license plate was stolen recently while parked in a Westside shopping center lot, Elizabeth Roberts called the Pioneer to alert readers about that risk.
“People should keep their eyeballs open,” she said. “If they see someone unscrewing a license plate, they should call the police.”
A replacement cost, and loss of time, comes with such thefts. Roberts recounted how she had to go down to the Department of Motor Vehicles and buy new plates.
Lt. Skip Arms of the Colorado Springs Police Department said he knows of no fail-proof way of foiling license-plate thieves. The best advice is to use the holes on all four corners of plates when installing them. “It takes that much more time to undo them,” he said.
Have you got a “Heads up” for the Westside? Call us at 471-6776!