Whitehorse, Yukon – Whitehorse RCMP are reminding the public to be vigilant to prevent theft from their vehicles. During the first week of December, 2019, police have received 8 reports of theft from a motor vehicle and 1 mischief to a motor vehicle in Whitehorse.
Please don’t leave valuables visible in your vehicle, especially during the holiday season when gifts and other purchases are more likely to be there. Ensuring that your vehicle is locked will also help deter thieves.
Other safety tips to prevent theft:
Do not leave any personal identification in an unattended vehicle or you could become a victim of identity theft. This includes driver’s license, financial documents, credit/debit information or any mail that could identify who you are.
Do not keep your garage door opener in your vehicle along with any identifying information as this could result in directing the suspects to your residence.
If you have a garage, use it all the time when parking at home.
Do not keep spare keys to your vehicle inside the vehicle.
If you see any suspicious persons or activities near a vehicle, call the police immediately. Report suspicious activity while it is happening – Try to get a description of the suspects and their vehicle (including license plate). Do not confront the suspects. Let the police determine if it’s a crime in progress.
People often fail to report suspicious activity while it is occurring because they don’t want to be embarrassed if their suspicions are unfounded. The police prefer that you call in suspicious activity so it can be investigated, resulting in criminals being apprehended and further criminal acts prevented.
At home, light your driveway at night. Elsewhere, park in well-lit areas near pedestrian traffic.
If you have any information that might help solve these or any other crimes in the Whitehorse area, please call Whitehorse RCMP at 867-667-5555.
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