The Regina Police Service is, once again, appealing to Regina residents to take a few extra minutes to secure property by locking doors and removing valuables from vehicles. In a weekly Crime Trends meeting today, Regina Police Service analysts and investigators pointed out that eight of 18 garage Break and Enters, reported in the past week, involved unlocked garages, some with unlocked vehicles inside and three cases in which the overhead doors of the garage were left open. That’s an invitation thieves can’t resist.
The events were reported between April 25th and May 2nd and involved garages on the following blocks:
2800 block Abbott Road, 200 block Read Avenue, 2300 block Atkinson Street, 2200 block Garnet Street, 1400 block Ellice Street, 3300 block Windsor Park Crescent, 4500 block McMillan Drive and 2700 block E. Pepper Drive. Many of the Break and Enters occurred sometime during evening and overnight hours. The property stolen includes tools, ammunition, knives, tires, a 2,000-dollar bike, meat (from a freezer) and over 300-dollars in cash. The property stolen represents significant loss to these residents. These Break and Enters are typical in that there is very little evidence left at the scene which means solving these cases will be challenging.
The Regina Police Service strongly encourages Regina residents to put their energy into securing property and locking doors. Prevention, which discourages potential thieves, takes only minutes; the separation from your property might be permanent. Anyone who sees suspicious activity is encouraged to call the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500. If you see a crime in progress, call 9-1-1.