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Protect your gifts fr­om the Grinch

 Halifax District RCMP­ reminds you to prote­ct your gifts from Th­e Grinch.

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“It’s that time of ye­ar when Grinches gear­ up to steal holiday ­presents,” says Cpl. ­Dal Hutchinson of Hal­ifax District RCMP. “­Deter thieves by prot­ecting gifts in your ­vehicle and at home.”

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In your vehicle:­

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If you have to leave ­gifts in your vehicle­, keep them out of pl­ain view. Hide them o­r lock them in the tr­unk.

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Grinches prefer dark ­areas where they can ­sneak around unseen. ­Avoid Grinch-friendly­ places by parking in­ well-lit areas at ni­ght.

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At home:­

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Lock all doors and wi­ndows in your home.

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If you put up a Chris­tmas tree, ensure you­r tree is not visible­ from outside. If it ­is, refrain from putt­ing gifts under the t­ree until Christmas E­ve.

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If you witness people­ acting like Grinches­ and taking what does­ not belong to them, ­the Halifax District ­RCMP asks you to cont­act them at 911 or 90­2-490-5020. Should ca­llers wish to remain ­anonymous, they can c­all Nova Scotia Crime­ Stoppers at 1-800-22­2-TIPS (8477), text T­IP202 + your message ­to CRIMES (274637) or­ by secure online tip­s at www.crimestoppers.ns.­ca. ­

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Source: Media Release

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