The Chesterfield County Police Department has bought the following alert to the Virginia Association of REALTORS® attention. There has been a recent trend in the theft of prescription medications from homes that are for sale. Opportunists are attending open house events, locating the homeowner’s medications, and stealing these easy to conceal items.

Some tips to share with homeowners

  • Organize and keep track of your medications.
  • Keep your medicine separate from others.
  • Install a lock-box on your medicine cabinet.
  • Keep your medicine in the bottle or container it came in.
  • Never mix medications in the same bottle.
  • Keep lids tightly closed.
  • Secure your medications when you have guests or when you allow someone else to access your home while you are away.
  • Treat your medication like your other valuables.

Video: Real Estate, Safety, and You
In this video, consumers learn about the potential safety protocols they may encounter when working with a REALTOR®. It’s a great resource to share with clients to educate them about the importance of REALTOR® safety. Click here to watch the video or share this link with your clients.

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