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Engagement rings, passports and GPS systems among items stolen from Vernon vehicles

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July 15, 2016 - 8:00 PM

VERNON - Leave it and you’ll end up losing it is the message from Vernon RCMP following a number of thefts from vehicles over the past few weeks.

Among the items taken are engagement rings, laptops, flashlights, binoculars, passports, power tools and GPS systems.

“More often than not, the vehicle in question wasn’t even locked,” Noseworthy says.

Preventing thefts from vehicles is easy if you follow two rules, Noseworthy says.

1. Lock your doors
2. Don’t leave valuables in the car

“Despite how easy those two tips are, every day citizens in our area return to their vehicle to find it has been rummaged through, and things have been stolen,” Noseworthy says.

She adds it only takes a few precautions to to protect yourself and your property.

“It only takes seconds for thieves to steal your property. Don't give them the opportunity,” she says.

Here’s a list of just some of the items that were stolen from vehicles in the North Okanagan over the past few weeks:

  • GPS systems
  • change
  • wallets
  • credit cards
  • gloves
  • sunglasses
  • dvd player
  • fishing rods
  • cameras
  • binoculars
  • thousands in cash
  • lap top computers
  • flashlights
  • power tools
  • passports
  • engagement rings


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