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Rimbey RCMP and Victim Services to host drive-thru license plate event

The drive-thru event was created to help prevent the theft of Rimbey citizen license plates.

Rimbey RCMP and Rimbey Victim Services have created a drive-thru event to help prevent the theft of Rimbey citizen license plates.

Rimbey RCMP say that recently community members in Rimbey have been victims of auto-theft crimes, including the theft of license plates. License plate theft is a common auto-theft crime in which thieves will switch license plates on stolen vehicles to prevent police from identifying the vehicle.

In an effort to deter these thefts, Rimbey RCMP and Rimbey Victim Services have created the drive-thru license plate event, which is to take place on May 28, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The drive-thru will take place in front of the Rimbey RCMP detachment. No appointment is necessary.

At the event, members of the Rimbey RCMP will replace the screws in your license plate with specific anti-theft license plate s screws. These anti-theft screws are designed to deter license plate theft as they require a specific tool to remove them.

“We are just hoping it gives people peace of mind,” says Kristine Stebanuk with Rimbey Victim Services. “This is another way to show you know, we’re here and if you need us give us a call.”

Individuals who have their license plate screws replaced will receive a small tool from the Rimbey RCMP for them to remove the screws whenever they need.