HRP reminds people to not leave valuables in vehicles

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Halifax Regional Police is continuing to receive reports of vehicle break-ins and reminds people to not leave valuables in vehicles.

Over the last month, HRP has received 237 reports of thefts from motor vehicles throughout HRP territory.

We encourage anyone who has had their vehicle broken into or property stolen from it to file a report by calling 902-490-5016 or through our online crime reporting site. If your license plate or government identification is stolen, it is important to report it to police immediately.

Whether you are parked in a driveway, parkade, parking lot or on the street, following a few simple steps may make your vehicle less attractive to would-be thieves:

  • Lock your vehicle, even when parked in your driveway or garage.
  • Make sure to take your wallet/purse with you when you leave your vehicle.
  • Never leave valuables in your vehicle, especially in plain view.
  • Don’t leave your garage opener in your vehicle.
  • Consider leaving outside lights or motion sensors on during the night.
  • If possible, park in well-lit, well-traveled areas.

Anyone who observes suspicious activity in or around parked vehicles, such as someone pulling on door handles, should call police immediately at 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or by using the P3 Tips app.