Don't Feed the Thieves!
Thieves are on the watch for opportunities to grab laptops, wallets and purses, cash, backpacks, smartphones, music players, bikes, briefcases, and any other portable, valuable items we don't want to lose. With a few simple precautions you can reduce this crime significantly.
To help keep you and your stuff together, we offer these suggestions:
In public spaces such as the lobby and stands
It only takes a couple of seconds for a thief to grab your stuff, slide it in their backpack and walk away.
Don’t leave your things unattended – even when you only plan a quick trip to the washroom.
Do take your things with you or leave them in the care of a friend or other trusted person.
Your dressing room
Always leave your dressing room locked and leave your most valuable things at home! Do not leave cash, phones etc. in the dressing rooms.
Do lock your vehicle when you leave it
Don’t leave your windows rolled down, not even a crack.
Don’t leave ANYTHING on display when you leave your vehicle – even loose change or clothing.
Don’t leave vital information in your vehicle.
Do use a car alarm or have one installed if you can.
Do remove the ignition keys and activate the steering lock or use a steering locking device.
Reports of suspicious persons or behavior provided to Arena attendants make a HUGE difference in controlling crime. In our experience, most calls made based on intuition are well founded.
Suspicious people are people you do not recognize that:
• Enter dressing rooms with no apparent business to transact
• Solicit, ask for donations, etc.
• Sleep on chairs, furniture or the floor
• Tamper with locks on doors, windows, bicycles and vehicles
• Carry unwrapped property at unusual hours
• Carry suspicious items such as crowbars, screwdrivers or bolt cutters
• More concerned with who is around them than what they are working on or looking for
• Refuse help if you ask to assist them
• Appear scared, nervous or anxious