Reminding everyone to never leave your keys in the ignition of your car unattended. pic.twitter.com/XCSVHcCETD— NYPD 120th Precinct (@NYPD120Pct) September 12, 2019 STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The NYPD is advising Staten Island residents to be a bit more vigilant when it comes to locking their vehicles. So far year-to-date, Island precincts have seen 115 cases of stolen vehicles, according to NYPD’s CompStat 2.0. The 120th Precinct, based in St. George, has the highest number of cases in the borough. The precinct has 38 grand theft auto cases year-to-date, but this number has dropped significantly from this time last year, as the precinct saw 47 cases. The 121st Precinct, based in Graniteville, has seen a rise in vehicle thefts. Year-to-date, the precinct has 34 thefts compared to 29 this time last year. The other two precincts, the 122nd and 123rd, both have less cases than this time last year. On Tuesday, a luxury vehicle was stolen on Todt Hill. In order to combat these crimes, the NYPD shared some tips via the 120th Precinct’s Twitter. The NYPD advises residents to always lock their vehicles and to never leave their keys in the ignition while exiting the vehicle. Residents should not leave any property in their vehicles as a means to reduce crime. Also, the NYPD recommends parking in well-lit or high-trafficked areas when possible. If you want to take an extra precaution and prevent tire theft, the NYPD also suggests securing your tires and rims by using wheel locks.