Monday, November 30, 2015

Winnipeg Police Service NEWS RELEASE Increase in Thefts From Vehicles 2015

Winnipeg Police Service

Monday, November 30, 2015

Public Advisory- Increase In Thefts From Vehicles
Recently, East District members (District 4) have received an increase in reports regarding thefts from vehicles parked in personal driveways.
One of the common things stolen is the garage door remote, which the suspects then use to enter the garage and or residence and steal further items.
Regardless of where you reside in the city, 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 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.

And please remember, please don’t leave you garage door remote inside your vehicle.


For further information contact either:
 Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer
 Constable Eric Hofley, Public Information Officer
 Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

 Phone: (204) 986-3061 | Fax: (204) 986-3267 | Email: