Friday April 20, 2012


Shutting The Door On Crime

Thieves case homes with open shed and garage doors and come back later

Released by Cst. Tracy Wolbeck, RCMP UFVRD


armer weather is upon us and the RCMP want to remind people about some standard safety tips that have not been practiced since last year at this time. Although the Upper Fraser Valley is a safe area to live, some common tips can be helpful.


"A big problem that we see at this time of year is open garage doors," said Cst. Tracy Wolbeck. "Not only can this invite thefts but it also gives would-be thieves an opportunity to see what is in the garage for future thefts." It is also important to always lock the door in the garage that leads to the interior of the residence.

Sheds are also a common target this time of year and residents need to ensure their sheds are locked when they are not home. Back sliding doors are a common point of entry in residential break and enters. A quick check before going out or turning in for the night is essential in securing your residence. "Most property crimes are crimes of opportunity and if the opportunity is limited you stand a much better chance of not being a victim," said Cst. Tracy Wolbeck.

If you see a crime happen in your neighbourhood, please contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604 792-4611.


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