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Police Warn of Increased Theft from Vehicles

December 9, 2011 11:21 AM | News

By Sarah Klein

Winnipeg police are warning the public to be mindful of their personal belongings due to an increase in thefts from vehicles.

Police say items such as laptops and GPS units have been stolen after being left unattended in plain view in vehicles recently. Thieves are entering by opening an unlocked door or smashing a window.

Police advise to park in well-lit areas, lock your vehicle, and to not leave GPS units attached to windshields or dashboards. If shopping, leave packages in the trunk instead of inside the car where thieves can see them.

Anyone with knowledge about the recent GPS and laptop thefts are asked to call police at (204) 986-6668.