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Cottage Theft Prevention a Priority for OPP

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With the unusual streak of cold and wet weather over the last two weeks, cottage goers may only be opening now and the OPP has some tips to keep your property safe.

Police say often thieves are looking for big-ticket items like generators, chainsaws, power tools or electronics.

Taking those items off the property when you leave or storing them in a separate, secure area can help to reduce the risk of theft.

Police say one of the most common thefts at cottages, especially in the springtime, are ATVs.

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The OPP says something as simple as motion sensor lighting can go a long way towards reducing the risk of theft at your cottage.

It says, in particular, it has trouble tracking down thefts from more remote cottages, especially if thefts are carried out using boats.

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