Lock up your valuables or lose them this Christmas. That’s what Ontario Police are telling people to do in regards of your holiday shopping and other valuables left your vehicles during their annual blitz. The Lock It or Lose It campaign is a year round awareness piece by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police. The campaign was just launched for the holidays this week and Joe Couto, Director of Government Relations with the OACP says they see a rise in theft during the holidays.
“It’s a prime time when people are shopping and running from store to store and it’s very easy for us to just leave bags in the bag seat or forget to lock away our electronics.”
“You are in control of your life and that’s sometimes is very hard for us in the busyness. We can feel like we’re out of control. So sometimes it can be the little things, like simply forgetting to lock a door.”