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Lock It Or Lose It Still Finds 3-4% Don't Lock Cars and Leave Valuables In Sight.

16/01/18
Remember to Lock It or Lose It, particularly when leaving your car unattended for a significant period of time.

(Collingwood and The Blue Mountains, ON.) Auxiliary officers from the Collingwood and The Blue Mountains detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were out in The Village at Blue Mountain Resort and in the Town of Collingwood various dates during the holiday season checking vehicle doors ensuring vehicles are locked. 

The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) kicked-off its annual Lock It OR Lose It campaign at the Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto at the beginning of December. The program in partnership with the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) was developed as a proactive crime reduction program designed to encourage drivers to take simple precautions that will protect their valuables from theft.  

During this campaign Auxiliary officers attended various parking lots located at grocery stores, movie theatres and at Blue Mountain Village as well as municipal parking lots.

In total almost 300 vehicles were checked and found that 11 were unlocked and 4 with valuables in plain view. 

It is noted that in 2016 three out of the top 11 holidays of the year where vehicle thefts increase occur during the Christmas holiday season.

Residents are reminded to remove valuables from their vehicles when parked for an extended period of time or move them out of sight and of course, lock their vehicle doors.

For more crime prevention tips, please visit www.opp.ca

Contact: PC Martin Hachey, Media Officer

Phone: (705) 445-4321

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