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.