Make sure to lock down your prop­erty

RE: Com­mu­nity safety

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

Re­cently, my dig­i­tal cam­era was stolen from our car which was parked in our car­port. Un­for­tu­nately, I had for­got­ten to lock the car and bring the cam­era into our house. Al­though the cam­era was in the glove com­part­ment, it was still ac­ces­si­ble as the com­part­ment does not have a lock — 99.9 per cent of the time, I lock the car.

The one time I for­get to do this, the theft of a valu­able item oc­curs. Pos­si­bly the thief had made pre­vi­ous at­tempts, but this time it worked. Some neigh­bours re­lated to me that they have no­ticed in­di­vid­u­als at var­i­ous hours of the night check­ing parked cars.

This was a hard les­son for me, but also a sad tes­ta­ment for a com­mu­nity where we only seem to be free when our prop­erty is locked down. Paul Belcher, Hamil­ton

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