Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Public Advisory - Increase in Thefts from Vehicles

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Public Advisory- Increase In Thefts From Vehicles
Recently, the Winnipeg Police Service has received several reports regarding thefts from vehicles parked in personal driveways.

One of the common things stolen is a door remote which the suspects then use to enter the garage and steal further items.

Please consider the following break-in prevention tips:

1. Keep your car visible

Avoid having your vehicle concealed by larger vehicles, fences or foliage; thieves like to work in private.

2. Don’t make it easy

Keep windows and sunroofs closed and doors locked. Many thefts from vehicles are as a result of unlocked vehicles.

3. Vehicle alarm?

Don’t forget to activate it.

4. Hide your valuables

Many smash-and-grab thieves act on impulse. So keep your stuff out of sight – either with you or in a locked trunk. Don’t count on the glove box; thieves know to look there, and they’re easy to break into.