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Keep garage door openers secure

rns people about leaving their garage door opener in plain view inside their vehicle, he is often greeted with blank stares.

However, said the head of the District 69 Citizens On Patrol group, people should be concerned.

“What happens is someone sees a garage door opener, smashes the window —  which costs about $500 to replace — and then they go in and take it. When I tell people about that they often say ‘so what? They don’t know where I live,’ but I just ask them where they keep their registration papers.”

It’s a rude awakening. When thieves find the driver’s address, they just have to use the garage door opener late at night in order to clean out the garage.

“Most of us use the garage as sort of a storage vault,” he said. “As well, the door from the garage to the house is usually left unlocked.”

 

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