Police warn to lock unattended vehicles after a rash of thefts in east end

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Kingston Police are advising the public to always lock an unattended vehicle following a dozen thefts from vehicles in the city’s east end.

According to Kingston Police, 12 such thefts have been reported in the last three days, most of which occurred at night. Police report the thefts occurred in the areas of Grenadier Drive, Windfield Crescent, Point St Mark Drive, and Baker Drive.

“It is important for the public to remember that it is important to lock vehicle doors when they are left overnight or unattended. Furthermore it is extremely important to not leave any items of value in plain sight inside the vehicle,” Kingston Police said in a press release on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019.

“Police are asking that the public remain vigilant and keep watch over not only their own property, but that of their neighbours, as well, in an attempt to thwart any further thefts from occurring in the area.”

Anyone with information regarding these recent thefts or the identity of any suspects who may have been involved is asked to contact Kingston Police at 613-549-4660.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously by calling the Kingston Police general number (613-549-4660 ext. 0) and asking to remain anonymous.

According to the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, the following are the top 10 things people look for when breaking into or stealing a car:

  1. Vehicle left running
  2. Unlocked doors or trunk
  3. Bags of any sort (especially shopping bags around holidays)
  4. Visible electronics
  5. Visible phone chargers
  6. Loose change in view
  7. Sunglasses
  8. Tools
  9. A watch or other jewellery
  10. Easy access to the trunk from the vehicle cab

2 thoughts on “Police warn to lock unattended vehicles after a rash of thefts in east end

  • I’m thinking it would be better to set up a bait car what has lethal traps in it and we simply FIX the problem at the source.
    I am sick of these parasites.

    • A couple of dudes did that in the US…set up their bail, grabbed their guns, watched their surveillance video, and they got someone. They also got life in prison. Apparently prepping the scene, lying in wait, and shooting to kill is considered premeditated murder.

      As much as I like the idea of bail cars and a jolt of electricity as payback, my luck would be that my robber has a pacemaker…. I am sick of being afraid to walk ten feet from my car without putting my locks on. Takes the buggers seconds to smash and grab.

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