The RCMP is reminding citizens to always remove the keys to their vehicles following two incidents last week where automobiles were stolen due to owners leaving their keys inside them.

On March 16th, The Portage la Prairie RCMP received a report that a 2019 Ford F150 had been stolen from an address in the 100 block of 2nd Avenue in Oakville between 3:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m.

On this same day, Police say another vehicle was reported stolen from North School Road in Oakville. In this case, a white 2017 Ford Expedition was taken sometime overnight.

The RCMP notes that in both of these incidents, the keys were left inside the vehicles.

Anyone with any information about these crimes is asked to call the Portage la Prairie RCMP at 204-857-4445.