Masset residents urged to lock doors following spike in theft

  • Sep. 13, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Masset RCMP are advising the public to keep their vehicles and homes locked following a spike in thefts and break and enters this month.Since the start of September the detachment has responded to four thefts from vehicles and three break and enters into homes. Investigations determined all the crimes were enabled by unlocked vehicles, keys left within the vehicles and unlocked residences. Arrests were made and several files are still under investigation. However, none of the incidents required any level of expertise of knowledge of overcoming security systems. “The best means of deterring these incidents is to consistently lock your vehicles and homes,” said RCMP Cpl. Peter Dionne. “Thieves are opportunists and if it is difficult to gain entry or take a vehicle they will seek easier targets.”He added Masset detachment members are available to provide recommendations to increase security for homes and vehicles. “If you are going to be away from your home, advise your neighbours and friends to monitor your property and report suspicious activity, especially after dark,” Cpl. Dionne said.

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