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Kamloops RCMP remind you to lock your doors to thwart thieves

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July 13, 2017 - 6:30 PM

KAMLOOPS – Police in Kamloops are reminding people to make sure they don’t make it easy for thieves.

RCMP say stealing doesn’t require a lot of skill, but does require opportunism. That’s why police are reminding the public to lock their doors.

“Many people believe that residential break and enters only happen at night or when a family is away on vacation,” Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says in a media release. “In fact, thieves will often target houses during the day, sometimes even when the homeowners are on the property.”

She says making sure you lock your doors anytime your home or vehicle are “vulnerable” is essential. Anytime you’re spending time away from where you can monitor your home the doors should be locked, RCMP advise, including while watering a garden or spending time in the garage.

It only takes a couple minutes for a thief to get into your house and grab valuable items, Shelkie warns.

Another way to help protect your things is to record the serial number or take a photo of the item, so police know exactly what to keep an eye out for, she says. Police find lots of items believed to be stolen, but can’t return them to the rightful owners because of poor descriptions.


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