Thieves get into the Christmas spirit too! Some are already busy doing their holiday ‘shopping’. And if your stuff looks like it is something they can take, it may go missing too. We’ve seen trucks full of gifts get stolen, even on Christmas Day😣! …

In 3 weeks Maclean’s magazine is going to publish a new list of the 20 worst cities for crime in Canada. A pandemic and recession could make things even worse in the next 12 months.

But there is a real fix to this situation. …

Here’s a list of the items that were stolen and then recovered between Oct 15–28, 2020. The red Tahoe was recovered within 5 hours of being on Lightcatch.

Examples of how people used Lightcatch for results.

Here are examples of how Lightcatch is used to alert others in a rural area.

The Sturgeon County area of Alberta had 100–200 new users get Lightcatch this week. It was great to see the new users be able to work together so quickly.

Here’s a list of the items that were stolen and then recovered with minimal damages between Oct 7–14. Most were recovered within 48 hrs of the alert.

Items recovered that were in good condition

There were 9 recoveries over 7 days, plus a few arrests!

By giving 5 minutes per week those that had the app were able to lower crime. Their help allowed those who had to deal with theft feel safer and less isolated.

Please help co-workers and people who live nearby download and use Lightcatch. The more people who use the app on a regular basis the more likely crime is prevented in that area.

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A vet clinic gets robbed for over $10,000, an RCMP impound yard has a gate smashed and a vehicle restolen, and a retail store has a cordless jigsaw stolen. They all happened in the same small town within about 24 hours. What do you think happened next?

The retail store…

Many people in the country are concerned about their safety because they are so far away from the local police. Just yesterday someone I know of had a gun pointed at them by a guy in a mask from a rental house in the country. …

75% percent of the time the police get a call after a crime has happened and the criminals are gone. Only 25% of the time do they get a call as a crime is unfolding. …

Did Lightcatch users really lower the vehicle theft rate in Red Deer 25% this year? Maybe they lowered it more than 25%!

The media recently reported auto thefts were down 41% in Red Deer Mar- June over 2019. Across Canada vehicle thefts were down only 15% in that period. …

This guy kept trying to escape and everything he tried was failing. Nine vehicles and multiple police jurisdictions normally works!

This time the people had better ‘weapons’. They could update each other about what was happening like below.

A map of the suspects movement covering several hundred square miles.

In the end this guy got busted. Tough neighbourhood to get away…

Over $50,000 of volunteer firefighting equipment has been stolen in the first 6 months of 2020 and it’s all been taken from five different halls within a two hour drive of my hometown. …

Darren Boyer

Founder of Lightcatch

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