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VIN-Etching Event Scheduled in Allentown

The event will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Raub Area Block Watch at 1633 West Elm St., in Allentown. The event is free to the public and open to all vehicle owners.
The Lehigh County District Attorney’s Auto Theft and Insurance Fraud Task Force will be
conducting a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) etching event on June 5, 2014, in Allentown.
 
The event will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Raub Area Block Watch at 1633 West
Elm St., in Allentown. The event is free to the public and open to all vehicle owners.
 
Police and Task Force members use a chemical process to etch a vehicle’s identification
number into all of a vehicle’s windows and the sunroof. Vehicles usually only have the VIN on
the dashboard. The process does not damage the windows and takes only a few minutes.
 
 The etching is a valuable tool in preventing vehicle thefts, said Detective Sgt. Salvatore
Aprile of the Task Force.

  Aprile said windows that are etched are a deterrent to thieves. If vehicles are stolen and
broken down into parts, many of the parts, such as the windows, are worthless when they have
the VIN etched into them, according to Aprile.

  The Auto Theft and Insurance Fraud Task Force, which was started in 1996, has etched VIN
numbers on more than 1,000 vehicles.

(Information from Debbie Garlicki)
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