Halifax Regional Police are warning citizens after reported thefts from vehicles in Halifax.
Police have received at least ten reported thefts from vehicles which have occurred during the overnight hours in the area of Clayton Park. Many of the reported incidents were in the area of Harlington Crescent, Willett Street, Gristmill Court, Covington Way and Westridge Drive.
In most cases, attractive objects were left in plain sight and in some cases, vehicles were left unlocked.
Thefts from vehicles are usually crimes of opportunity. Visible items tempt would-be thieves. Citizens should remove all items from their vehicles (purses, tablets & laptops, satellite radios or other equipment that appears valuable). If it is absolutely necessary to leave items in a vehicle, they should be locked in the trunk out of plain sight before arriving at your destination.
keep your vehicle free from clutter; even an empty shopping bag can create the appearance that there’s something in your car worth stealing.
Citizens who have had items stolen from their vehicles are asked to report the incident by calling 902-490-5016 or online at http://www.halifax.ca/Police/OnlineCrimeReporting/OnlineCrimeReporting.php
Citizens are encouraged to call police at 902-490-5020 if they observe any suspicious activity in or around parked vehicles. Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or by using the P3 Tips app.
Source : Media Release