CAR THEFT: LOCK IT OR LOSE IT

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(ONTARIO) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind the public that a vehicle with an unlocked door or an open window is an easy target.

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Protect yourself and always roll up your vehicle’s window, lock the doors and pocket the keys when you park your car. Park in a well-lit area and never leave valuables in plain view.

A professional can steal your vehicle in just 30 seconds-without a key.Β Protect your vehicle from theft with a few simple precautions.

  • Always roll up your vehicle’s windows, lock the doors and pocket the key.
  • Never leave your vehicle running unattended while it is running.
  • If you have a garage, use it and lock the door as well as your vehicle.
  • Never leave your car keys in plain view or in an accessible area.
  • Keep your vehicle registration certificate and proof of insurance on you at all times.Β Don’t leave these documents in your glove compartment.
  • Always park your vehicle in a well-lit area.
  • Never leave valuable objects or packages in full view.Β Put them in the trunk.
  • Give only your ignition key to a parking attendant. Keep all other keys with you.

Call OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or your local police service if you see vehicles or vehicle-related activities that look suspicious.

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Source: OPP Media Release

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