Tuesday, October 11, 2016

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service

Tuesday, October 11, 2016


Over the past year, the Winnipeg Police Service has seen an upward trend of theft from motor vehicle.  Generally, theft from motor vehicles or car break-ins, are opportunistic and therefore preventable.

By following some simple tips we can work towards reducing this type of crime in your community and make a difference.   

Here are some tips to consider:
Secure your Car
- Park your car in a well-lit and secure area
- Park off the street in your driveway if you don't have a
garage
- Park in a locked garage if possible

Remove all Valuables
- Do not leave any valuables in your vehicle. Take them
with you if possible.

 - If not, secure your items in your trunk without being seen.
- Do not leave personal documents such as your
registration or driver
licence in your vehicle as
it can identify where live and/or be used for identity theft.

- Portable electronics are an especially easy target

Lock Your Vehicle
- Lock your vehicle doors - always physically check to make
ure it is locked.

- Close all windows, including your sunroof
 - If you have an alarm system, activate it every time you
leave the vehicle even if you are away for a couple of minutes.

- Tradespeople – lock external tool boxes and equipment if
they can't be removed

In event you are a victim of a car break-in it is important to report the incident to police. In addition to investigating the crime, the information is critical to determining crime trends and assisting in deploying police resources to key areas.

If the incident is not in progress and the theft is under $5,000. you can make a police report through online reporting at www.winnipeg.ca/police

 

For further information contact either:
Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer
Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs


Phone: (204) 986-3061 | Fax: (204) 986-3267 | Email:
WPS-PIO@Winnipeg.ca

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