This is the time when thieves do their Christmas shopping.


And so Steinbach RCMP Sergeant Joanne Ryll has some ideas as to how we can make our homes less attractive to intruders.

The first thing is to let your neighbours know when you will be gone so they can report any suspicious activity.

Another suggestion is to leave some lights on or put them on a timer to give the illusion that there is someone in your house.

Sergeant Ryll also recommends putting our empty gift boxes into garbage bags so no one can see all the new items we now have in our homes.