RCMP reminding shoppers to take precautions to avoid theft

December 7, 2017
Moncton, New Brunswick

News release

The New Brunswick RCMP is participating in a province-wide campaign to reduce theft from vehicles this holiday season. "All Valuables Removed" is an awareness initiative from the Crime Prevention Association of New Brunswick, with participation from New Brunswick's police agencies.

"We know many of the thefts that take place this time of the year are crimes of opportunity," says S/Sgt. Jamie Melanson of the Codiac Regional RCMP. "We want all shoppers to be aware of some simple steps they can take to help protect themselves while shopping."

The Tri-Community Codiac RCMP volunteers will visit shopping outlets in Moncton, Dieppe and Riverview on December 9 to hand out information pamphlets as part of "All Valuables Removed." The pamphlet includes a checklist of measures shoppers can take to reduce their risk of theft, including placing valuables out of sight, locking doors, and parking in well-lit areas when shopping at night.

Anyone who is a victim of theft, or who sees suspicious activity, is asked to report it to their local police. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by texting TIP212 + your message to 'CRIMES' (274637), or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimenb.ca.


Contact information

S/Sgt. Jamie Melanson
Codiac Regional RCMP

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