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Wilkie recommend car safety in wake of thefts

Wilkie RCMP is reminding the public to lock their cars in the wake of several thefts over the past few weeks.

The police say that several items and cars have been reported missing, and say that many problems could be avoided by locking car doors at night.

Other things the RCMP recommend include:

  • When leaving your vehicle, make sure the visible interior is empty. Lock parcels and other valuables in the trunk.
  • Remove your stereo’s faceplate and take it with you whenever you leave your vehicle, or invest in a car alarm.
  • Never leave your vehicle running and unattended, even with the car locked.
  • Don’t leave a set of keys in the vehicle and don’t mark your keys with personal identification or your vehicle’s licence plate number.
  • Avoid parking your vehicle in dark areas or near trees or fences, which provide hiding places for thieves.
  • Always keep your vehicle inside the garage, if you have one. Keep all doors and windows of both the vehicle and garage shut and locked.
  • Never leave firearms or ammunition in an unattended vehicle. This could lead to your weapons falling into the hands of criminals, and you could be charged criminally for failing to properly store your firearms.

The police also ask that anyone with information about any of the crimes in the community contact Wilkie RCMP at (306) 843-3480 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS

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