Mar 12, 2014 4:24 PM by Bill Folsom

Carjacking crime prevention

His head shaking, Colorado Springs Crime Prevention Officer, Sid Santos watches a playback of the multiple carjacking police chase in Northern Colorado. He says "It's sad people have to think about protecting themselves from this kind of scenario, but they do."

The woman leaving her SUV running with her four year old in the back made her vehicle an easy target, but what about the other drivers who had the suspect force them from their cars. They didn't necessarily do anything wrong," said Santos, "but a few simple actions may have changed the scenario." For example he says locking your doors, even while driving down the road could have slowed the suspect or stopped him from taking two of the vehicles he carjacked. Santos says the first priority should be personal safety over protecting property.

See the car chase this evening on News 5.



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