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Shop safely, police urge

WELLINGTON CTY. - West Region OPP officials are asking all citizens to be extra vigilant this holiday season.

Police note an absent minded shopper is a perfect score for a thief looking for a quick and vulnerable target.

OPP are urging shoppers to take the target off their back by following these crime proofing techniques:

- never carry or display large amounts of cash when checking out or at ATMs;

- never leave a purse or wallet unattended in a shopping cart or change room;

- never leave purchased items unattended at any time;

- keep purchased goods in a locked vehicle trunk and out of sight;

- always double check to make sure your vehicle is locked;

- park in well-lit portions of parking areas with high-volume foot traffic;

- shop with a friend whenever possible for company and protection;

- if leaving your home unattended always lock and secure doors/windows;

- have a neighbour park their vehicle in your driveway for a “lived-in” look; and

- report any suspicious activity/persons to police or security officials immediately.

“Don’t let a festive thief turn your festive season into a horrible memory,” police urge. “Crime prevention works best when we all work at it together.”  

 

December 8, 2017

 
 

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