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 October 5th, 2009  
VIN etching will help protect your car against auto thieves, according to St. Lucie County Sheriff Mascara
 
On Oct. 17 (Saturday) the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Unit will be holding a free auto theft VIN Etching event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. Lucie West Court House Annex, Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, according to St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara.

The event is sponsored by Allstate Insurance agents Mary Payne, Eric Ellwood and Chip‘s Auto Glass.

VIN etching is the process of placing a light but visible stencil of your vehicle identification number on each piece of glass in your car, including the windshield, windows and sun roof. Then a special type of acid is used to etch the number onto the glass.

This deters vehicle theft, since in order to resell your car with an altered identification number, the thief would have to replace all of the glass in the vehicle.
 
Those who want  more information may call the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention Unit at 772-871-5303.

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