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Campus Police offer anti-theft car etching

The MIT Campus Police Crime Prevention Unit, in conjunction with the Governor's Auto Theft Strike Force, will conduct a window-etching program to help car owners deter thieves.

The program will take place on Thursday, October 3 from 9:30am to 2:45pm in the rear of the Johnson Athletic Center (enter from Vassar Street across from West Garage). No appointment is necessary. Participants must bring their automobile registration and $10 in cash (no checks will be accepted) for the 20-minute procedure. It will be canceled if there is heavy rain.

Permanently etching the vehicle identification number on auto glass has proven to be an effective measure against theft and resale of stolen car parts. It affords owners a discount of up to a 15 percent discount on their comprehensive auto insurance when no other anti-theft device is currently in place.

For more information, visit Campus Police in Rm W31-215 or e-mail .

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on October 2, 1996.

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