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Theft from unlocked vehicles spike in Lake Country

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August 24, 2016 - 2:28 PM

LAKE COUNTRY – Unlocked vehicles continue to be targets for thieves in Lake Country.

RCMP say there has been another spike in the number of theft from vehicle complaints they receive; most are committed overnight and most are thefts from unlocked vehicles, according to a media release.

“Since Aug. 15, RCMP in Lake Country have received a staggering 18 reports to police of theft from as many as 22 motor vehicles,” Const. Jesse O’Donaghey says in the release. “Investigators continue to see vehicle owners not only leave their vehicles insecure, but with valuables left inside which includes purses, wallets, large amounts of cash and personal identification.”

Police say a dark coupe passenger car with a loud muffler has been spotted leaving after one or more of the theft scenes and they are calling it a “vehicle of interest.”

Crime has been a growing problem in Lake Country, with many residents reporting brazen acts of theft and other crimes.

RCMP remind the public to report suspicious activity to police.

Anyone with any information, or has been victimized and has not yet reported the incident to police, is asked to contact the Lake Country RCMP at 250-766-2288. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

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