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RCMP urge vigilance after purse thefts in Salmon Arm

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November 02, 2016 - 11:11 AM

SALMON ARM - RCMP in Salmon Arm are asking the public to be aware of how they leave valuables in their vehicles after a pair of purses were stolen yesterday.

Police are investigating two incidents reported on Nov. 1 of purses being taken from parked cars while the owners were hiking. Both purses were easily visible to someone walking past the car, according to an RCMP press release.

“Of particular interest, in these last two cases, we are seeking information on any suspicious persons or activities in the Little Mountain or Bird Sanctuary-Foreshore Trail area of Salmon Arm,” Staff Sgt. Scott West says in the release.

Because the purses were easily spotted, police are reminding people to be aware of what’s visible in a car when it’s left unattended. Items that are in plain view assure thieves that they’ll get something if they break into a car.

If anyone has a tip about the stolen purses, the Salmon Arm detachment can be reached at 250-832-6044. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stopper at 1-800-222-8477.


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