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Police remind people to keep guard up during hot weather

The hot summer weather makes it tempting to leave windows and doors open at home, and car windows rolled down.

But Burnaby RCMP is reminding people that's not always a good idea.

"People sometimes leave their guard down when the weather is nice," said an RCMP press release. "Thieves are opportunistic."

That means ensuring doors and windows are secured even when popping next door for a moment or while gardening in the backyard.

"By the time they realize their mistake, it's too late," said the release of inattentive homeowners.

Caution should also be taken when out and about in the car by keeping it locked and not leaving any valuables in plain view.

"It only takes an observant thief a few seconds to see the items, smash a window and make off with your valuables," said the reminder.


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