OCSV volunteer efforts received notice on Facebook today from an area resident:
Our dedicated volunteers are out there on the lookout for vehicles vulnerable to auto crime.
No one wants to experience a theft from their vehicle such as cell phone, garage door opener, change, music player, etc
Through our Lock out Auto Crime Program vehicles are checked and our volunteers place Crime Prevention Notices (CPN) on the windshields of parked cars advising their findings. We look for items such as anti theft devices, personal belongings left in view, open windows/sunroofs, license plate expiry and sticker build up. If OCS Volunteers put a CPN on your windshield that includes a Happy Face you have helped Lock out Auto Crime.
Do not give thieves a chance...
Keep your vehicle LOCKED
REMOVE valuables from your vehicle
One car broken into every hour – ICBC urges shoppers to keep their vehicles free of valuables.
With malls filled with holiday shoppers, parking lots and unattended vehicles become alluring targets for thieves. About 10,000 vehicle break-ins were reported across the province last year. ICBC is reminding drivers that they can help prevent auto crime from happening to them over the holidays by keeping their vehicle free of valuables – including those holiday parcels.