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"Thefts" Nogales Warnings Or Dangers Tip by matcrazy1

Nogales Warnings and Dangers: 8 reviews and 8 photos

by matcrazy1

Driving around southern California and Arizona I felt safe and I almost forgot about thefts which may happen in the USA like everywhere else.
But in front of my Nogales accommodation - Motel 6 - I could read warning. Look at my picture, please:
Please lock your car. We are not responsible for damage to vehicles or loss of contents.

Does it mean that there are quite many thefts of car contents in Nogales? I am not sure about it. According to official Nogales Police statistics there were 93 thefts from auto in 2002 but only 1 person was arrested for that offence/crime.

Usually crime rate is higher in bordertowns than inside a country not only in the USA. Especially if it's a border between countries of quite different economic situation (poor and rich).

In any emergency call 911.

From my friend Linda (lmkluque) from San Diego, California:
The theft sign at the hotel is more of a disclaimer than a warning. It is a way to publicly say that the business - in this case, Motel-6 - is not responsible for theft or damage caused to your car / property. (This means that if something happens, you can't sue the establishment for your loss.) However, that sign also helps to inform people who might not know that valuables left in the car could attract a thief. Many thieves target travelers because they are travelers. If the thief is caught, most travelers won't bother to come all the way back--in your case from Poland? Every time there is a court hearing / trial, especially when their insurance will pay them for the lose or damage.

Thank you Linda for your explanations.

othercontact: +1 (520) 287-9111
Phone: 911

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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