The Los Angeles Police Department Pacific Community Police Station has offered several tips to local residents to help prevent thefts of property.

The alert “Don’t Let Burglars Make You a Victim” offers the following tips:

— Do not leave items of value in plain sight in your car, such as garage openers, cameras, GPS (Global Positioning System) equipment, laptop computers or iPods.

— Take your property with you, or lock it in your trunk.

— Always lock your car and close all of the windows.

— Always lock your doors and windows when leaving your home and do not leave your garage open.

— Make note of all your property that has a serial number and keep a copy for yourself.

To file a police report or to report suspicious activity in your area, call the LAPD Pacific Division, (310) 482-6334.