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:
- Vehicle left running
- Unlocked doors or trunk
- Bags of any sort (especially shopping bags around holidays)
- Visible electronics
- Visible phone chargers
- Loose change in view
- A watch or other jewellery
- Easy access to the trunk from the vehicle cab