VIN Etch Event June 9

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Help eliminate auto theft in and around Manassas – protect your own vehicles from being stolen by taking advantage of the Manassas City Police Department’s (MCPD) free VIN etching service. The event, sponsored by the Manassas City Police Department, the Prince William County Police Department, and the Virginia State Police H.E.A.T. Program, is provided as a free service to all motorists, and will be held weather permitting.   The event will be held at the Signal Hill Shopping Center, 9692 Liberia Avenue, Manassas from 10:00 a. m. to 2:00 p. m. on Saturday, June 9.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) etching is one of the most effective means to deter auto theft currently available. Etching is a fast, safe and simple process of having a vehicle’s VIN engraved onto its windows using a chemical solution. Once the VIN has been etched on all the windows, a thief must strip and replace every piece of glass in order to profit off the sale of the stolen vehicle or its parts. Doing so is a time-consuming and expensive feat, which deters many thieves from stealing VIN-etched vehicles in the first place.

There is no need to preregister, but vehicle owners will need to bring their driver’s license and current vehicle registration. For questions or more information, contact Sarah Maroney (Manassas City Police) at 703-257-8064, or Officer Jason Alicie (Prince William County Police) at 703-792-4425.

By Prince William Living


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