As the busy holiday season quickly approaches, and Star Wars inches closer to screening their highly anticipated new film, the VPD has decided to put a unique spin on their annual safety message.
In the video below, a VPD officer dressed up in a Star Wars’ rebel pilot costume highlights just one of many mistakes shoppers often make during the holidays.
The VPD’s Auto Crime Enforcement Unit is working closely with the Safety Parking Initiative and Canadian Direct Insurance to get the word out about their crime prevention message and tips for holiday shoppers.
While many people shop for gifts, criminals shop for opportunities to steal, something the VPD want to prevent.
While theft from vehicles was highest in 2004 (17,939), there is still a concern as over 8,000 thefts were recorded in 2013, and 9,645 record in 2014.
Shoppers are encouraged to:
- Lock items in your trunk
- Do not leave any possessions visible in your car
- Try not to make multiple trips to your car to drop off your shopping
- Disable your trunk latch so your trunk cannot be opened from inside the car
- Report suspicious people to police
“Don’t let the dark side ruin your Christmas” – VPD
Image via YouTube