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RCMP offering tips to reduce vehicle thefts, break ins

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Alberta RCMP are offering tips to help reduce the number of vehicle thefts taking place in the province.

Mounties say last year, August was the busiest month for theft of, and theft from, vehicles.

It was also the busiest month for all Criminal Code related offences.

However, there are some simple changes to your daily routine that can significantly reduce the risk of property crime involving vehicles.

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You’re asked to always remove the keys and lock your vehicle, keep windows up, remove valuables, lock your garage or park in a well-lit area.

Last summer there were more than 3,200 vehicle thefts and over 3,600 reports of thefts from vehicles.

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Tina Karst

A Lethbridge College alumnus, Tina moved back to the community two years after convocation, in September 2007, to become a member of the CJOC News Team. She started as a weekend reporter/anchor and now serves as Associate News Director. When Tina’s not tracking down local news, she’s either busy at home with Jordan and their two kids or creating custom macrame pieces for a growing list of clients.

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