Police in Airdrie are reminding residents to be cautious and protect their belongings following a rash of car prowlings in a number of communities.
They say that sometime in the early morning of January 23, two suspicious men on foot approached several vehicles parked on the street and in driveways and stole items left inside.
Cash, spare change, a wallet, a garage door opener, and other items were stolen during the incidents.
Police have been patrolling Airdrie’s residential and rural areas overnight and they have located and arrested a number of suspicious persons.
Residents, however, are strongly urged to take precautions about their vehicles and homes, including:
- Assuring all vehicle doors and windows are locked at all times, whether parked on the street, on a residential driveway or in a parkade
- Do not leave garage door openers in the vehicle, if you must, tuck them away so they are not in plain view
- Do not leave any valuables whatsoever in vehicles
- Ensure all residential doors are locked, including the door which provide access to and from the garage
- Be aware of your surroundings at all hours of the day
- If you see or hear anything suspicious, whether it be a person or vehicle, call the police immediately, do not wait until the following day
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Airdrie RCMP at (403) 945-7200 or Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477.