Theft from Auto Tips

Theft Prevention Tips

The following suggestions are things the vehicle owner/driver can do to deter theft:
  • Keep the vehicle locked and remove expensive valuables.
  • Never store keys inside the vehicle.
  • Park the vehicle in the driveway/garage.
  • Park in a well lit area.
  • Use an anti-theft device.
  • Be watchful of suspicious activity/vehicles and report it to the police if seen. 


Please help us keep the community safer. Any questions, please contact the Royal Oak Police at the non-emergency number 248-246-3500.


Dial 911 in the event you observe a crime in progress, do not attempt to take action yourself. Act as our eyes and ears and call 911 while observing the suspect(s).

Crime Reporting Tips


  Try to obtain a vehicle description using the acronym CYMBAL:
  C - Color
  Y - Year
  M - Make
  B - Body style
  A - And
  L - License plate

 Suspect(s) Description

  • Number of suspects
  • Race
  • Gender
  • Clothing and any other identifiable characteristic
  • Approximate age of suspects


Direction of Travel


  • Note the direction the suspect(s) or car was last seen traveling.