OPP remind communities garbage at Christmas can b e a criminal’s treasure trove

LONDON, ON –  The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are reminding residents of southwestern, Ontario to be careful before putting out their holiday garbage this year. OPP  said thieves will be scanning garbage at the curbside to  “quickly ascertain what you received on your Christmas wish list by simply driving by and looking at the gift boxes put out to the curb for garbage pickup.” As a result OPP said criminals easily gauge which house would make a great target based on the advertisement left out for them each year. Residents are reminded to take the following steps to help protect themselves from prospective criminals: It is best to take boxes from large ticket items directly to a recycling depot when possible. Shred all receipts and financial documents meant for the…

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