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Media advisory,
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 10:30 a.m.,
Yorkdale Shopping Centre, 3401 Dufferin Street,
Indigo Mall Entrance (North Parking Lot) (A-3), bottom of escalators,
Lock It OR Lose It 2017

Broadcast time: 04:59
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Divisional Policing Support Unit

On Thursday, December 7, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., at Yorkdale Shopping Centre, 3401 Dufferin Street, the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, in partnership with the Insurance Bureau of Canada, is launching its annual "Lock It OR Lose It" campaign, which reminds drivers and passengers to take precautions to protect their vehicles and contents from theft, and be especially vigilant during this holiday season when people are doing more shopping than usual.

During the "Lock it OR Lose it" campaign, police and Auxiliary officers examine parked vehicles to confirm they are locked and that no valuables have been left in plain view. A small notice is placed on vehicles advising what safety precautions were neglected and offer simple crime prevention tips for drivers to protect their vehicles against theft. The notices also congratulate drivers who have secured their vehicle.

For further information, please contact Constable Dan Ramos of Divisional Policing Support at: 416-808-0135/

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Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Staff Sergeant Steve Pipe, Divisional Policing Support Unit