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Kamloops RCMP want you to keep your ski equipment safe

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January 08, 2019 - 3:00 PM

KAMLOOPS - As more and more people are hitting the slopes, police are warning them to keep their skis and snowboards secure and hidden.

In recent patrols, Kamloops RCMP officers have noticed a large number of vehicles with ski equipment in plain sight inside.

An RCMP press release noted a recent rash of thefts from vehicles where thieves gained entry by breaking windows.

“It’s hard to say if skiers are preparing for the next day and put their equipment in their vehicles the night before heading to the hill or if, when they arrive home, they are tired and leave their valuables in the vehicle, with a plan to retrieve them the next day,” Kamloops RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says in the release.

“But whatever the reason, skiers are reminded that locking a vehicle is not enough if you leave your valuable equipment inside. Always take all sporting goods and other valuables out of your vehicle and then lock the doors.”

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