Hey Regina motorists: we know it is cold outside and ‘tis the season to warm up your cars, but please don’t leave them unlocked, with keys in the ignition. A warm car is a nice sight in the morning; an empty space, where your car used to be, is not. Over the weekend (Friday November 20, 2015 – Sunday November 22, 2015), there were 12 vehicles reported stolen to police. five of those vehicles were unlocked with the keys inside the vehicles. Of those, three were unlocked, keys in the ignition and motor running.
The Regina Police Service is encouraging citizens to lock their vehicles when not in use. Don’t leave vehicles unlocked or with keys left in them. Take your garage door openers into the house with you; don’t leave them in your vehicle, especially if it’s left unlocked. Keep all valuables and spare change out of sight, so as not to encourage possible thefts. Lock your garage door when you are not at home and at night.
We encourage everyone to lock their vehicles and take all valuables into the home, to discourage this kind of behavior. The Holiday Season is a time for giving but don’t GIVE your car away; TAKE your keys. As always, please report suspicious activity to police by calling 306-777-6500. If you see a crime in progress, call 9-1-1.