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Associated Press, Published December 09 2011

Minneapolis police talk about preventing property crime

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Crime specialists with the Minneapolis Police Department are showing citizens how they can take steps to protect themselves from becoming victims of burglary or auto theft.

Police are holding a property crime prevention workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

They plan to show citizens how they can deter burglars through landscaping and lighting. They'll also talk about what kind of locks and security hardware a house really needs, and whether burglar alarms are effective. And, they'll talk about ways to prevent auto theft.

The workshop is being held at the department's Fourth Precinct.

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To reserve a spot, contact Tim Hammett, (612) 673-2866.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.