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OPP ramps up Lock it or Lose it campaign during holiday season

Police provide tips on keeping vehicles and their contents safe
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'Twas a month before the holidays with shoppers about. This also meant that, unfortunately, criminals were out!

There are a number of ways to ensure your purchases make it to the right person and do not end up stolen. The Ontario Provincial Police is encouraging citizens to Lock It or Lose It. The Lock It or Lose It campaign is used to remind everyone that leaving your vehicle unlocked may increase your chances of becoming a victim of theft.

You can help prevent theft by following these crime prevention tips:

  • Always roll up your vehicle's windows, lock the doors and pocket the key.
  • If you have a garage, use it and lock the door as well as your vehicle.
  • Always park your vehicle in a well-lit area.
  • Never leave valuable objects or packages in full view. Put them in the trunk.
  • Never leave your vehicle unattended while it is running.

Please do your part in making this year's holiday season a safe and memorable experience. Be sure to take precautions to protect your vehicle and vehicle contents from theft. Locking it up is your safest bet.