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Vehicle theft in area prompt OPP to offer safety tips

Vehicle theft in area prompt OPP to offer safety tips

SIX NATIONS/NEW CREDIT — A blue-grey sedan was reported to be parked in an unused laneway near the corner of First Line and New Credit Road on Thursday, February 6 in the morning. The driver side window was shattered and the hood was left open. On Friday, January 24, 2020, at approximately 7:27 a.m., the

SIX NATIONS/NEW CREDIT — A blue-grey sedan was reported to be parked in an unused laneway near the corner of First Line and New Credit Road on Thursday, February 6 in the morning.

The driver side window was shattered and the hood was left open.

On Friday, January 24, 2020, at approximately 7:27 a.m., the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Norfolk County Detachment received a report of stolen vehicle from a Norfolk County Road 28, Houghton, Norfolk County address.

It was determined that in the early morning hours, unknowns attended the address and gained entry into an unlocked vehicle. Once inside, unknowns located the keys to the vehicle that had been left inside by the owner. The vehicle was removed from the property and driven away in an unknown direction.

As well, on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at approximately 8:57 a.m., the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Norfolk County Detachment received a report of a theft from a motor vehicle at a Queen Street South, Simcoe, Norfolk County address.

It was determined that in the early morning hours, unknown individuals gained entry into an unlocked vehicle located in the driveway. Once inside, the individuals removed a purse that contained personal and financial information.

The Ontario Provincial Police urge car owners to make a practice of “pocketing your keys.”

They released the following tips: “do not leave your keys in your vehicle, do not leave your vehicle running, lock your vehicle, treat your keys like cash — do not leave keys in places where they are easy to steal such as a gym locker, on your desk at work, in an open purse or unattended in a shopping cart.

Never leave anything in your vehicle in plain view such as loose change, cell phones, cameras, clothing, gifts, cigarettes, medication, firearms or any other valuables, install a remote car starter – Remote starters are designed to shut off if anyone attempts to drive the vehicle without a key. This will allow you to warm up your car without risk of theft.”

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