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Police release tips to sidestep the summertime break-in spike

Police are reminding the public to take precautions to reduce the chance of being broken into during the warmer months.

Police are reminding the public to take precautions to reduce the chance of being broken into during the warmer months.

A Halifax Regional Police press release said vacations away from home and people leaving windows open in houses during the summer create “opportunities for would-be criminals.”

To help reduce the risk, police released a number of tips such as have your mail and newspaper collected, arrange to have your grass cut, close your windows when not at home and make sure patio doors and low level windows are locked and secure.

They also encourage the public to contact police if they see any suspicious activity.

Also yesterday, Halifax RCMP issued a warning for the public to not leave valuables in parked vehicles. The RCMP press release said with more people heading to parks, trails and beaches, they result in a lot of parked vehicles that “become a target rich environment for criminals to steal possessions.”

Police say to leave all valuable items at home, or take them with you, if you’re heading out to these places.

 
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