At­ten­tion, shop­pers

The Glengarry News - - The Opinion Page -

With the hol­i­day shop­ping sea­son get­ting into full swing, con­sumers shop­pers are re­minded that grinches never take a break.

There are sev­eral ways to en­sure that your pur­chases make it to the in­tended re­cip­i­ent, and do not end up stolen.

The On­tario Pro­vin­cial Po­lice’s “Lock It or Lose It” cam­paign presents the mes­sage that leav­ing your ve­hi­cle un­locked may in­crease your chances of be­com­ing a vic­tim of theft.

Dur­ing the cam­paign, po­lice of­fi­cers and aux­il­iary mem­bers may ex­am­ine parked ve­hi­cles in pub­lic places such as shop­ping malls and pub­lic park­ing lots.

An of­fi­cer will place a small no­tice on the ve­hi­cle that has been checked to point out if safety pre­cau­tions could have been taken and to of­fer simple pre­ven­tion tips for the driver to pro­tect the ve­hi­cle and its con­tents from theft.

You can help pre­vent theft by ap­ply­ing simple crime pre­ven­tion tips. Al­ways roll up your ve­hi­cle's win­dows, lock the doors and pocket the key.

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