As we progress into the frosty winter season, the Regina Police is once again urging Regina motorists to make proactive choices that can prevent auto theft. Do not leave vehicles running unattended and remove keys from vehicles. By 8:15 a.m. on Monday, November 19, 2018, police had already received seven reports of stolen vehicles. Of those seven vehicles, five vehicles had keys left inside or the vehicle was left running.
Driving a warm, toasty vehicle is tempting when it’s cold outside. If a vehicle is left running and unattended, even for a few minutes, it only takes a moment for a potential thief to jump into the vehicle and drive away. The stress and inconvenience of dealing with a stolen vehicle far outweighs any benefit the vehicle owner hoped to gain by leaving the vehicle running, unattended. If you are running a quick errand, shut the engine down and take the keys; your vehicle won’t cool off completely during the minutes you are in a store. First thing in the morning or at the end of the day, you can always warm up your vehicle, while staying in it until you are ready to go. Use the time to check a message or send one…things you can’t do while driving.
Protect yourself from becoming a victim of auto theft. Remove keys from your vehicle and do not leave your vehicle running unattended.
If you see suspicious activity, give us a call at 306-777-6500 or 911 if you see a crime in progress.