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Door openers being used to break into garages, police warn

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Winnipeg police are warning citizens about a rash of recent garage break-ins which they say could be prevented with a little common sense.

Nearly a dozen incidents were reported over the weekend in which thieves were able to snatch garage door openers from unlocked parked cars, then make their way inside after gaining access. Several items were stolen including tools and even meat being stored in freezers.

Many of the incidents occurred in the East District area - Transcona, East Kildonan and Elmwood.

"Citizens are requested to refrain from leaving garage door openers in their vehicle while unattended. Doing so and ensuring that vehicles and garage doors are secured is one simple step toward prevention," police said today in a news release.

Police say further information about residential home security crime prevention can be found at the following link.

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