Monday May 30, 2011

Local News

Clubbing Auto Crime

ICBC and Chilliwack RCMP extend free steering wheel lock offer to June 15

Released by the Insurance Corporation of BC


ast month ICBC, Chilliwack RCMP and crime prevention volunteers introduced the award-winning Operation Lock Up program to help curb the theft of older vehicles in Chilliwack.


Older model vehicles often arenít equipped with anti-theft devices, making them prime bait

for car thieves. Chilliwack residents with pre-2001 vehicles not equipped with an anti-theft device may take advantage of this offer until June 15, 2011, while supplies last.

To obtain a free steering wheel lock, residents should bring their vehicle registration to Chilliwack Community Policing Services, 45877 Wellington Avenue.

Operation Lock Up is part of ICBCís overall auto crime strategy, which has contributed to a 65 per cent decrease in auto crime in B.C. since 2003. Just last year, Surrey Board of Trade awarded ICBC with the Police and Business Partnership Award for last yearís Operation Lock Up initiative in Surrey and White Rock.

For tips on how to protect your vehicle from thieves visit


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