AUSTIN (KXAN) — Over the next 10 days, Austin will see an influx in visitors and with that comes the opportunity for thieves to also cash-in on the crowds.
The Austin Police Department says thieves target public streets, shopping malls, hotels, apartment complexes, hike & bike trails, hospitals, large parking facilities and residential driveways.
Vehicle owners should remember to hide valuables and park in well-lit areas.
With limited parking during SXSW, be careful where you park. If your vehicle gets towed from a public street or alley you will need to call Southside Wrecker at (512) 441-7094.
If you’re bicycling around town, make sure you have a heavy duty lock.
Pedestrians are also reminded to follow signage and cross in crosswalks.
For SXSW street closures, visit http://www.austintexas.gov/CITYSTAGE.