Criminals often target vehicles that are unlocked and/or vehicles which display valuable contents inside. Take the time to properly secure your property and prevent a vehicle entry from happing to you!

Tips to help decrease the opportunity for criminals to steal from your vehicle

  • Always remove the keys, roll up the windows and lock your vehicle when it’s unattended.
  • Do not leave valuable items in your vehicle; however, if this is unavoidable, ensure valuables are concealed from plain view.
  • Don’t leave personal identification, credit cards, vehicle registration or insurance slips in your vehicle.
  • Park in well lit areas – if you park in your driveway or carport, try to leave the outside lights on home throughout the night, or install a motion light.
  • Do not leave a garage door opener in your vehicle – this may provide the suspect access into your home.
  • Consider installing an alarm/anti-theft device on your vehicle.

If your vehicle has been broken into:

Report it to the police at (905)546-4925. Have the following vehicle information ready:

  • Make
  • Model
  • Colour
  • Year
  • Plate number
  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
  • Insurance company & policy number
  • Telephone
  • List of contents of the vehicle