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Community Policing to hand out steering wheel locks for older cars…

PRINCE GEORGE, BC: In partnership with the Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC), the Prince George RCMP’s Community Policing Section will be giving away steering wheel locks to anyone driving an older model vehicle without an anti-theft system… 

For the month of December, the Detachment’s crime prevention unit, located at 455 Victoria Street, will be offering steering wheel locks to those vehicle owners that present their insurance papers showing that they drive an older model vehicle without an anti-theft system.

Preference will be given to those persons that own a vehicle specifically targeted for theft in our community, which includes Ford, GMC/Chevrolet, and Dodge pickup trucks.

“We ask that residents bring their vehicle insurance papers to the Community Policing counter at the Detachment as proof they own a vehicle that requires additional security or that meets our targeted vehicle group” advises Linda Parker, Community Policing Coordinator.  “We will then provide a free steering wheel lock which will help mitigate theft of the vehicle.”

ICBC has partnered with the RCMP to help prevent and deter auto theft in our community.

“We want to help protect our customers in Prince George who own these targeted vehicles from becoming the victims of auto crime” said Doug MacDonald, local ICBC road safety coordinator. “Thieves are constantly looking for any opportunity so we’re asking everyone to be vigilant and proactive in protecting their vehicles – park in well-lit areas and always remove possessions from your car.”

For more information on auto theft prevention, go to www.princegeorge.rcmp.ca 

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