Lock it or Lose it campaign a reminder for drivers

Crime prevention in Red Deer

Red Deer RCMP and Citizens on Patrol volunteers continued their Lock it or Lose it campaign at Bower Place parking lot on May 27 to teach the public how to prevent “smash and grab” crimes.

After checking 103 vehicles they found 21 had possessions or cash in plain view, six had visible electronics, and 27 had a garage door opener in plain view. Three vehicles had keys left inside.

Volunteers also provided helpful reminders about expired or soon-to-expire registration, and noted issues such as the vehicle appearing to be unlocked, items of value in the box of a truck, broken tail lights or that the interior light had been left on.

Flyers were placed under windshields to inform the driver that their vehicle had been visually inspected. Volunteers did not try doors or touch vehicles.

Police said vehicle thefts and property crimes are a concern everywhere, and the Lock it or Lose it campaign reminds drivers that many crimes can be prevented by taking a few simple precautions.

The campaign is part of ongoing work by Red Deer RCMP and local crime prevention agencies to educate the public about ways to avoid being victims of crime.

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