The Regina Police Service is encouraging citizens to remove all valuables from their vehicles, locked or not. Don’t leave vehicles unlocked or with keys left in them, even when warming up your vehicle this winter. Take your garage door openers into the house with you; don’t leave them in your vehicle, especially if the vehicle is left unlocked. Keep all valuables and spare change out of sight, so as not to encourage possible thefts. Valuables can be anything from phones and loose change, to tables, new shoes, household items, or anything else of value. Be sure to also lock your garage doors when not at home and at night, as potential thieves may use the garage as a way into your home.
The year-to-date total for number of Theft from Auto incidents is up to 2134, compared to 1544 at this time last year. These incidents happen in all areas of the city, so all citizens are encouraged to safe-guard their property by removing all valuables from their vehicle while not in use. Don’t tempt a potential thief, keep your vehicle clean. Be sure to also check to make sure that the license plate on your vehicle is yours, as the number of license plate thefts is also climbing in Regina.
We encourage everyone to lock their vehicles and take all valuables into their home with them, to discourage this kind of behavior. If there’s nothing of value left in plain sight in the car, thieves might not even bother, and will hopefully move on to the next target. As always, please report suspicious activity to police by calling 306-777-6500. If you see a crime in progress, call 9-1-1.