Ottawa Police advises all vehicle owners to ‘lock their doors’
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, August 3, 2012 12:30 p.m.
(Ottawa) – The Ottawa Police Service reminds vehicle owners that the best way to avoid thefts is through crime prevention.
Since June 1, 2012, police have received 313 complaints of thefts from vehicles in the areas of Barrhaven, Morgan’s Grant, Carlington, Leslie Park, Britannia, Stittsville, Glen Cairn, Bridlewood and Westboro.
“Four adults and three youths have been charged with theft from vehicles in the west end, but that doesn’t account for all reported incidents,” said Mike Rice, Inspector of West District Investigations. “These thefts are crimes of opportunity. In most cases, police found that owners failed to lock their vehicles.”
To make your vehicle more secure and less likely to be targeted, follow these three easy crime prevention tips:
- Always close your windows and lock all doors.
- Remove all valuables from your vehicle and if not possible, remove from view.
- Report crime in your neighbourhood. Call police immediately at 613-230-6211 if you see any suspicious persons or activity.
More crime prevention tips are available on our website, ottawapolice.ca
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