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If you leave your cell phone on the seat of your car, Richmond Police could come knocking in the middle of the night.

Officers in Sector 412, which includes the Bellevue, Ginter Park, Northern Barton Heights and Carver neighborhoods, will be participating in a new “Wake Up Call” initiative.

Officers will patrol neighborhood streets between the hours of midnight and 4:00 a.m. looking for any items of value (such as a GPS, music player, or computer) in plain view in a parked car. If they see anything left out, they will match the vehicle to its registered owner. If the owner lives in the neighborhood, midnight shift officers will knock on the front door for an unexpected wake up call.

Source: Andy Jenks for NBC12.

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