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RCMP issue reminder for vacationers this Holiday season

With the Holiday break coming soon for many people, the NWT-RCMP have issued a reminder that empty homes can be a target.

They’ve shared some tips on how to avoid losing your belongings to the Wet Bandits.

The list includes:

  • If you don’t have a house sitter; ask a friend, family member or neighbour to check on your home once a day
  • Purchase a light switch timer that can turn your lights on and off automatically according to a programmed schedule
  • Think twice about posting your vacation plans on social networking sites (eg: Facebook, Instagram)
  • Stop your mail and newspaper delivery or have a friend pick them up while you are away
  • Ask your friend to move your car it so it looks like it’s been used and consider hiring someone to remove snow and ice from your driveway
  • Lock all of your windows and doors
  • Always lock the main door leading from a garage into a residence

Manitoba RCMP have also issued an alert on their Twitter account.

#WantedWed aka “The Wet Bandits”, seen posing as police to gain info on home security alarms & family vacay plans. May be covered in feathers w burn marks to their face & head. #rcmpmb does not recommend leaving a child #homealone to thwart their B&E attempts.

Happy Holidays from 100.1 The Moose CJCD!

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