It seems local residents are still not heeding police warnings to lock the doors of their vehicles and keep valuables out of sight.
During a 30 minute period Wednesday, Perth County OPP on foot patrol in downtown Mitchell found 20 vehicles left unlocked, many with valuables in plain view.
Many had the windows rolled down. One car had a purse left on the front seat.
“I realize that we live in a tight knit community, but what are people thinking?” said Const. Lisa Dalrymple, who discovered the purse. “It wouldn’t take much for these 20 vehicle owners to become victims of petty thefts.”
The slogan “lock it or lose it” may seem repetitive after many warnings, but Perth County residents don’t seem to be paying attention.
Police remind people to roll up their vehicle’s windows, lock the doors and take the keys with them.
It is also a good idea to remove valuable items or packages from the vehicle. If something must be left behind, it should be placed in the trunk.