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Multiple vehicles stolen from driveways in Simcoe County in one night, police say

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Police in Innisfil and Barrie are investigating multiple vehicle thefts from driveways on Monday.

Police say in the overnight/early morning hours Monday, three Toyota Highlanders and one Dodge Durango were stolen in the area of 20th Sideroad and Innisfil Beach Road in Innisfil, and three Highlanders were taken in the Barrie area.

Police recovered four of the stolen Highlanders and the Durango in another policing jurisdiction.

Residents are asked to keep an eye out and to call the police immediately to report any suspicious activity, people or vehicles in the community.

Police offered some safety tips to prevent becoming a vehicle theft victim, including:

  • Keep vehicles in a locked garage
  • Always lock car doors and keep the windows up
  • Don't leave keys near the front door
  • Store keys in a special bag or pouch that blocks radio signals
  • Use a steering wheel lock, an automatic engine shut-off, or a tracking device
  • Install a lock on the data port where thieves can access the computer to reprogram keys
  • Consider buying a video surveillance system
  • Check vehicles regularly for suspicious devices
  • Don't leave vehicles running and unattended

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