How to protect yourself from license plate theft

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Theft of license plates are on the rise in the City of Fresno.

People who are stealing them are placing them on their vehicles to avoid paying their registration and selling the colored registration tags, police say.

Police say there is a simple, cheap way to deter/prevent the theft of your plate available in most automotive stores and home improvement stores.

Most thieves do not carry a large amount of different tools to use in their crimes. Thieves will usually use a flat-blade screwdriver or a Phillips screwdriver.

Generally, license plates are attached to the car with a bolt for a flat-blade screwdriver or a Phillips screwdriver. To deter or prevent the theft of your license plate change the bolts that attach the plate to your vehicle.

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