Police are trying to help minimize break-ins to vehicles.
Fort Saskatchewan was hit with 14 thefts from parked vehicles last weekend. Police believe most can be avoided.
"Most of the time they'll steal from cars that they can just go in through the doors and usually just pass on the ones that are locked," said Fort Saskatchewan RCMP Staff Sergeant Michael McCauley. "As this recent rash of thefts show, there's still plenty of people leaving valuables in their vehicles."
McCauley mentioned that recent cases have occurred all over the city and not in one particular area.
"In addition, they also steal garage door openers. It's dangerous because even though they might not break into a house that night, they might come back. If you ever notice that your garage door opener is missing or stolen even if you have a couple of back-ups please change the code. Because that's easy pickings for a bad guy to walk right into your house," added McCauley.
If you suspect someone is breaking into vehicles, do not approach them. Get a good description of their clothing and physical appearance and take note of vehicles (with licence plates) in the area.
Mounties also recommend hitting the panic button on your vehicle's key fob for the purposes of deterring an active thief.
"Police want to know when these things happen so that we can assist in tracking where and how often these things happen," concluded McCauley.

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