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Kamloops police want you to report theft from vehicles

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May 16, 2017 - 6:30 PM

KAMLOOPS – Reporting all cases of suspicious activity and theft from vehicles can help police solve and stop those types of crimes, according to the Kamloops RCMP.

Sometimes victims of theft from vehicles or suspicious vehicle activity won’t report those cases to police because nothing of value was taken, but police are urging everyone to report all incidents.

“But we want to hear about every theft and attempted theft from vehicles,” Cpl. Shelkie says in a media release. “This information, the location and time of where the theft occurred, help us to then target that neighbourhood with extra patrols and potentially crime prevention initiatives.”

Reporting stolen items, even if they are of little value, can help officers return the property to the rightful owners, she says.

Neighbourhood surveillance tapes can be used to identify suspects and stop future crimes. 

Police may not attend the scene after a suspicious incident, Shelkie says, but reporting the case does help identify problem areas and places thieves are targeting.


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