The Regina Police Service is advising Regina residents to be a little more attentive than usual when it comes to safeguarding their vehicles. In recent weeks, police have seen an increase in the thefts of Honda and Acura vehicles.
In December, there were nineteen late 90’s/early 00’s Honda/Acura vehicles stolen in the city of Regina. This vehicle type accounts for roughly 28% of the theft of automobiles in Regina in December; which is up from 6% in November. These thefts are not trending in any specific location as they are occurring throughout all of Regina. Vehicles recovered do not have smashed glass or evidence of ignition tampering, so thieves are using another method to gain entry into the vehicle, accessing both door lock and ignition. All residents are strongly encouraged to use a steering-wheel-locking device as a deterrent to auto theft. If you have such a device, use it every time you leave and lock your car.
The Regina Police Service strongly advises residents to ensure that their vehicles are locked, garage door openers are taken inside, no valuables or spare change left in plain sight, and spare sets of keys are removed from vehicles. As always, anyone who notes suspicious activity should call police at 306-777-6500. Anyone who sees a crime in progress should call 9-1-1.