Regina police advice for property crime ‘interception’

In football lingo adapted to the Gray Cup Festival, the Regina Police Department reminds residents and visitors of property crime interdiction, or what is commonly referred to as crime prevention. The police department says that property crimes like auto theft and stolen vehicle are generally crimes of opportunity, so protecting your vehicle and the property inside is one way to intercept this crime.

Regina police advice includes not leaving your car running unattended, with the keys in the ignition, and making sure the doors are locked after parking your car. Never leave a wallet or purse in your car when you leave. Credit or debit cards can be used immediately, especially if you have the “tap” function on your cards. The Regina Police Service advises you to incorporate a little crime prevention into your daily plans to make Gray Cup Week safe, friendly and fun.

– Do not leave your car running, unattended, with the keys in the ignition. It’s like an invitation to a potential thief.
– When you park your car, take a few seconds to look around you. Remove valuables from plain sight. Even everyday items like sunglasses, spare parts, or a garage door opener can be “valuable” to someone, so remove even small, ordinary items.
– When you leave your parked car, make sure the doors are locked.
– Never leave a wallet or purse in your car when you leave. Your credit or debit cards could be used immediately, especially if you have a “tap” function on your cards.
– If possible, park in well-lit and busy places. If you see suspicious activity, call the Regina Police Department. If you see a crime in progress, dial 9-1-1.