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Theft from motor vehicles

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Between 7th and 8th of October 2020, Aylmer police investigated three theft reports from motor vehicles in the area of Davis St, Spruce St. West, and Hawthorne Court Aylmer ON. Investigation revealed that culprits entered the vehicles and took valuables that were left inside the vehicles. Stolen items include; wallet with personal identification, Rapalla fishing rod and reel, Redhead hunting coat, diagnostic tools and money. Police investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call the Aylmer Police at 519-773-3146 or crime stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Aylmer Police would like to remind residents that most vehicle crime is opportunistic and therefore preventable. By following some straightforward advice, and working together, we can ensure prevention and reduction of this type of crime in our community. The cost and the time you must spend on repairs, replacement of stolen items can be easily prevented by following some simple tips.

Remove all Valuables – Never leave ANYTHING on display when you leave your vehicle. If they can see it, they will steal it.

Park Safely – When parking at home, always use your garage if you have one, and lock both your vehicle and your garage. If you do not have a garage, try to park in a well-lit, open place. When parking at work or your local mall, park in a well-lit open place. If you have a camera system, park your vehicle where video footage will be available.

Consider installing vehicle alarm – Alarms can deter thieves not only from stealing items from your vehicle, but also from stealing your vehicle. Even if you have an alarm installed NEVER leave anything in your vehicle. Thieves can smash a window, reach in grab an item and be gone in seconds, before your alarm is even activated.