SAPD to host VIN etching event Saturday

Event to be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at H-E-B Plus parking lot at Loop 1604/Bandera Road

VIN etching aims to help protect against automotive theft. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Police Department’s Vehicle Crimes Unit and the Regional Auto Crime Task Force will be hosting a free VIN etching event on Saturday.

The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the H-E-B Plus parking lot at the intersection of Loop 1604 and Bandera Road.

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No appointment is necessary.

Officers will be there to etch vehicle identification numbers on car windows in an effort help make vehicles less of a target for thieves aiming to sell the parts.

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