February 25, 2014 - 3:04 PM
LAKE COUNTRY - Mounties are warning the public to keep cars and trucks locked and important items out of site after a recent rise in thefts from vehicles.
Over the past couple weeks Lake Country RCMP noticed an increased number of reports of thefts from vehicles in areas of Darlene Road, Hallam Road, Roberts Road and Pretty Road. Items stolen include purses, sunglasses, wallets, credit cards, personal identificaiton, keys, clothing, cash and hand tools.
The RCMP says you have the power to help prevent theft from vehicles.
- Park in open, visible areas. Avoid parking behind fences and hedges;
- At home, light your driveway at night. Elsewhere, park in well lit areas near pedestrian traffic;
- Do not leave any wallets or purses containing personal identification in an unattended vehicle or you could become a victim of identity theft;
- Remove all valuables from plain view, even if your car is locked. Take the items with you or secure them in the trunk out of sight;
- Report any suspicious persons or activities near a vehicle in your neighbourhood to police immediately, and let the police determine if it’s a crime in progress;
For further tips and best practices to prevent theft from motor vehicle, visit the B.C. RCMP website.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the Lake Country RCMP at 250-766-2288. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.
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