Smash and grab on the rise

Smash and grab on the rise

There is a surge of “smash-and-grab” thefts from parking lots at retail stores, event centers, parking ramps, sports fields, wedding venues, and more.

Perpetrators smash your window and grab your purse, wallet, or phone. The thief will use the stolen items (checks, ID, credit card, debit card) to access your financial information. This can lead to fraudulent activity in your account.

Avoid leaving personal items visible when your car is parked to prevent being an easy target for criminals.

DuTrac provides the latest fraud protection tools and services, from text alerts to chip-enhanced technology.

If you feel you may have been the victim of fraud, please contact our Fraud Department at or visit any DuTrac location.