June 02, 2016 - 10:34 AM
KAMLOOPS - With 16 theft from vehicle reports over two nights you may think RCMP is concerned over a spike in thefts. The issue in Kamloops is not the number though, rather it is the amount of valuables being left in vehicles.
The detachment has received a "rash of reports" of vehicles being broken into and in every case "many valuables" were stolen, Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says in a media release.
In total 16 reports came in between May 29 and 31 and while the number of thefts is not unusual the amount of valuables stolen from the vehicles is, Shelkie says.
Among the stolen items are three wallets, more than $200 in cash, credit and bank cards, a briefcase, two laptops, two iPods, and MP3 player, gift cards, personal papers and liquor.
Shelkie notes it’s important to always lock your doors, but not leaving valuables in the vehicle is even more important.
“Even if the doors are locked, a thief will often break a window to get their hands on a wallet, money or electronics,” she notes in the release.
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