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Police seek dog walkers for neighbourhood watch

Toronto police want you and your favourite four-legged friend to help take a bite out of crime. A new initiative, Paws for the Cause, is inviting local folks who might be out for a stroll with their dogs to keep their eyes peeled for possible break-ins in progress.

Police are offering to train volunteers on what to look out for: "If you see some stranger on your street, around your neighbour's house ... you're going to go: 'Well, who is that guy?'" Const. Gary Gomez told the CBC. He added most break-ins happen between noon and 3pm.

The project will be rolled out in Scarborough neighbourhoods to start; to volunteer, call Gomez at 416-808-4220.

What do you think? Will this program catch on across Toronto? Let us know in the comments.

Photo by Daifuku Sensei via the blogTO Flickr pool.


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