The local detachment wants to help protect city residents from theft.
According to a news release issued on Tuesday, Lloydminster has seen an increase in the amount of break and enter incidents, as well as thefts of motor vehicles. The police, with the goal of helping both residents and business owners in the Border City, have issued a list of tips to make sure property stays in the hands of its owners.
The first tip was for vehicle owners to not leave their keys in their running vehicles, as it would increase the chances of the vehicle being stolen. They also recommended for residents to use a garage if possible, to not leave original vehicle ownership documents in the car or drivers licenses in the car, and not to hide spare keys in the vehicle.
They additionally recommended against leaving the car idling while unattended, and also advised for drivers to always lock their vehicle.
As for business owners, they offered some tips to make businesses less attractive to criminals.
The first was keeping the building well lit, followed by keeping obstructions away from the window so people can see in from the road. They also recommended for valuables to be locked up, an alarm system be put in place, and access points be limited to the building.
“The Lloydminster RCMP wants to encourage residents to call if they see something that is suspicious,” read the release.
“Every piece of information is valuable and can contribute to an investigation.”