MOUNT FOREST – Wellington OPP are reminding residents of Mount Forest to lock it or lose it after a rash of vehicle entries over the weekend.
Police say several unlocked vehicles were targeted and a number of items were stolen. Most of the thefts happened in the Ayrshire Street area and Albert Street area.
The suspects appeared to target cash and loose change, leaving several items of value behind. They also stole identification and credit cards from vehicles and then threw those items in nearby ditches and front lawns.
Police have released a photo of three people who are spotted trying to enter a vehicle in a private driveway. The OPP is requesting the public’s assistance to identify the persons in the photo.
The LOCK IT OR LOSE IT campaign is a crime prevention program that reminds the public to lock their vehicles and to remove the valuables and keys from within. This helps reduce the motivation and likely hood of property crimes of these types.
Police are looking for anyone with any information regarding this or any other criminal activity to contact the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip on-line at www.csgw.tips. You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.