Okotoks RCMP warn there has been a spike in rural break and enters Northeast the Town.
Mounties say shops and garages seem to be the target, however they stress the importance of protecting homes, as well.
With many landowners away over the summer months, Police say that provides opportunities for suspects to break in with little chance of detection.
The RCMP is reminding residents to have someone watching your property regularly, checking it at different times to make it difficult for suspects to detect any type of schedule.
It is also recommended keeping homes, vehicles, garages and shops closed and locked, never leaving keys where they can be easily found.
Mounties also recommend keeping gates closed and locked at all times, and having adequate lighting, motion sensors and alarm systems in place.
And as always they ask you to report any suspicious activity.
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