Police reminding citizens to lock the car door
OPP arm patch. Photo by James Bowler/99.5 Moose FM/Vista Radio
The OPP is warning drivers about the dangers of property and identity theft. It’s being said by officials that leaving your car unlocked is one of the easiest ways to have personal items and even your identity taken. Police are saying if you absolutely need to leave your personal items in the car, be sure to hide all items in a concealed part of your car so that they are out of sight. The OPP says it only takes seconds for a thief to enter your car after you leave it and steal your personal belongings.
Officials say a key role in putting an end to this type of crime is when people report any suspicious behaviour to the Police or Crimestoppers.