Tips to Prevent Warm Weather Break-Ins

North Vancouver

2017-07-26 11:20 PDT

File # 2017

As the weather continues to heat up, North Vancouver RCMP is offering several safety tips to help secure your home and vehicle against theft.

open house window

It is important to safeguard your windows in your home as we tend to leave them open more often during the warm weather. Whether you are inside, out in the back yard or running a quick errand, the following tips will help prevent a possible theft:

To safeguard your vehicle, completely close all windows when parked and remove all valuables. Police have seen an increase in thefts from parked vehicles due to drivers leaving their vehicle windows, including sunroofs, down or slightly open. Thieves can quickly reach in or force the window down and steal your valuables. Don’t allow your vehicle to become a target to attract thieves. Properly store valuables– if it’s out of sight, it’s out of mind (for a thief!)

open vehicel window and hooded person taking laptop

Police strongly encourage all residents to be mindful of home and vehicle security throughout the year, advised Cpl. Richard De Jong of the North Vancouver RCMP. Joining your local Block Watch is an easy way to help prevent crime and a chance to get to know your neighbours.

For more information on Theft Prevention go to the BC.RCMP.CA website.

Report all suspicious persons and occurrences to the North Vancouver RCMP by calling 604-985-1311.

 

Released by

Cpl. Richard De Jong

Media Relations
North Vancouver RCMP
nvan.bc.rcmp.ca
147 East 14 St, North Vancouver, BC, V7L-2N4
Office: 604-969-7561
Cell: 604-363-5584
Fax: 604-990-7450

Email: richard.dejong@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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