Police have issued tips to homeowners in light of a spate of recent thefts from vehicles parked in residential driveways.
The Winnipeg Police Service has received several reports of such thefts recently and officials say one of the common items stolen are door remotes, which the suspects use to enter the garage and steal other items. To help prevent this, police have issued the following crime prevention tips:
• Keep your car visible — try to avoid concealing your vehicle with larger vehicles, fences or foliage;
• Don’t make it easy — keep your vehicle’s windows and sunroofs closed and the doors locked, as many thefts from vehicles occur when vehicles are unlocked, and don’t forget to activate your vehicle alarm;
• Hide your valuables — many smash-and-grab thieves act on impulse, so remember to keep your belongings out of sight. A locked trunk is better than a glove box, officials say, as thieves know to look there and they are easy to break into.