Regina Police Service is reminding residents to take a number of proactive steps to prevent garage break and enters in the city.
From May 11 to 18, there were 43 reported break and enters in Regina. Of these, 44 per cent or 19 were garage break-ins. Police say many were the result of unlocked or open garage doors.
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Police added that there are some cases where a garage door opener is left in view in the resident’s vehicle, leading the thief to break into the vehicle to get the opener.
Police explained that an unlocked door is an invitation for criminals.
“For our critics: this is not victim-blaming; this is trying to prevent people (from) becoming victims,” RPS said in a statement.
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