A Penticton RCMP officer took to the streets during the long weekend and issued 22 crime prevention notices when he spotted bags, money and other valuables left out in the open.

On May 22, Const. Dayne Lyons, the Penticton RCMP’s media relations officer, hit the pavement around downtown Penticton with an “eagle eye” for possible opportunities of crime, he said in a press release.

“The biggest thing I saw was bags, money, or phones left in view,” he said. “While you may know your bag is empty and has nothing of value in it, a criminal doesn’t know that and you are the one left with a smashed window.”

Lyons posted 22 notices for “possessions or money in view,” on the windows of vehicles.

Prevention is the one way to ensure you don't fall victim to crime, he said.


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