(CMR) The RCIPS is aware of a number of thefts and attempted thefts from vehicles that have taken place in the Smith Road and Windsor Park areas over the past weeks. Last week CMR reported that numerous people residing in the Smith Road Villas community have been victimized by these car burglars. The police are encouraging victims to come forward and lodge a report with them for further investigation.
The police are reminding the public of the following tips to reduce your chances of being a victim of a theft from your vehicle:
-Don’t leave valuables, including shopping bags, handbags, electronics, money, or jewelry, where they are visible in your vehicle.
-Don’t leave valuables overnight or for extended periods in your vehicle.
-Park vehicles in well-lit areas and, if possible, in places with security cameras or security officers on sight.
-Lock up your vehicle. Ensure that all doors and windows are properly closed whenever you leave your vehicle.
-Don’t leave vehicles running or leave vehicles with the keys inside unattended, even for a short amount of time.
The RCIPS is investigating these incidents and is encouraging all members of the public to report any such incidents to the police, regardless of whether or not anything was stolen, by calling the George Town Police Station at 949-4222 or your nearest police station.