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Winnipeg Police Warn of Rash of Vehicle Break-Ins

July 16, 2014 11:13 AM | News

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg Police are asking motorists to take special care to help prevent vehicle break-ins after a spike in the number of reported break-ins in the past week.

Police said Wednesday they’ve had 70 vehicle break-ins around the City from July 9 through July 15. While officers have made arrests, police are asking ‘Peggers to do the following:

  • Keep your car visible by parking away from larger cars, leaves, fences or foliage
  • Keep windows and sunroofs closed and doors locked
  • Don’t forget to activate your car alarm
  • Take your valuables with you and out of the glove box or off the seat.

Police said thieves are typically looking for laptops, phones, tablets, GPS devices, hands-free bluetooth, briefcases, wallets, purses, gym bags, passports, ID, credit and debit cards, jewelry, money and leather jackets.

— Staff