Anti-Theft Numberplate Screws Available

As part of the Hide it, Lock it, or Lose it campaign, the Lacombe Police have launched an initiative meant to raise awareness

and combat a trend involving the theft of license plates.

Car thieves have taken to stealing a license plate off of a vehicle that is similar to the make and colour of vehicle they stole.

“When police check the license plate it doesn’t always come back as being a stolen vehicle,” said Const. Steve Murray.

According to Murray, some bad drivers have been doing the same.

“If someone has a lot of unpaid traffic fines or judgments against them for collisions they’ve been involved in and they don’t satisfy

those judgments — the province

withholds their ability to register

a motor vehicle,” Murray said.

“So now what these drivers will do is steal a valid plate.