The Regina Police Service is once again urging Regina residents to lock their garage doors and sheds, and remove garage door openers from cars parked on the street or driveway.
From August 7 to August 14, 2018, there have been 23 reported garage break and enters in the city. An ongoing issue is thieves gaining access through unlocked and unsecured doors. Taking a few minutes to secure garage doors and sheds could potentially prevent break and enters by thieves searching for an easy access.
There are a number of proactive strategies that residents can employ to help prevent garage break and enters:
- Securely lock all garage doors; both outside doors and the attached doors that lead into your house;
- Remove garage door openers from cars parked on the street or driveway. To thieves, that small piece of plastic is the key to a treasure trove of valuables, and even possible access to your house through an attached garage;
- Assess the condition of garage doors. A weak or damaged door or lock is easily forced open by would-be intruders;
- Install motion sensor lights by your driveway/doors.
Crime prevention involves the whole community. 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.