Wave of thefts from Cars in Oakville: Keep Valuables Safe Urge Police

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Wave of thefts from Cars in Oakville: Keep Valuables Safe Urge Police

​The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) is investigating a series of over 20 thefts from motor vehicles that occurred over Easter Weekend in the Town of Oakville.

The reported incidents occurred primarily overnight on Saturday and Sunday by the east border and in the southwest of Oakville. The suspects targeted unlocked vehicles, and gained access to locked vehicles by smashing out a window. They stole loose change, wallets, and other valuables.

Area residents are reminded to be vigilant, and report suspicious persons or vehicles to police immediately. Residents are also being reminded to remove items of value from their motor vehicles, and activate existing audible motor vehicle alarm systems by locking their doors at night.

The suspects targeted unlocked vehicles, and gained access to locked vehicles by smashing out a window. They stole loose change, wallets, and other valuables.

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As an additional measure of protection, members of the public with residential surveillance are reminded of the Halton Regional Police Service’s Security Camera Registration and Monitoring Program (S.C.R.A.M.). This community-based crime prevention and investigative tool allows individuals to identify and register residential video surveillance equipment through a simple, secure, confidential, online form located on the Service’s website (www.haltonpolice.ca) under Services -> S.C.R.A.M.

Anyone who may have any information pertaining to this investigation is asked to contact the Oakville Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825 4747 ext. 2216, Crime Stoppers “See Something, Hear Something, Say Something” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca or by texting “Tip 201” with your message to 274637 (crimes)

For the latest information about community concerns in Oakville, follow @HRPSOak and/or @HaltonPolice on Twitter. Additional tips for securing homes and other property can also be found in the Services section of the HRPS website under Safety and Security Tips.

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