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UPDATE: Second night of vehicle vandalism near McArthur Island Park

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August 21, 2017 - 8:00 PM

KAMLOOPS - Police in Kamloops are asking the public to be vigilant about protecting their property after a rash of vandalized vehicles for two nights.

Kamloops RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says early Monday morning, Aug. 21, 16 vehicles in the area near McArthur Island Park were vandalized.

The vehicles involved were parked in the areas of Carson Crescent and Mackenzie Avenue, Shelkie says.

"The damages are tires slashed and vehicles broken into," she says. "They all happened some time overnight."

Shelkie says the first report came in around 1 a.m. Aug. 21.

But an additional five vehicles were targeted overnight between yesterday and this morning, Aug. 22.

Shelkie says in a news release that five vehicles had their tires slashed near the park overnight, some on Kelly Drive and Kenora Road. Vehicles on York Avenue on the North Shore were also impacted.

Police are reminding residents to protect their cars from vandalism by parking in a well-lit area, not parking behind shrubs or anything that offers concealment to suspects, having a motion sensor light which turns on when someone approaches the vehicle, and call police if you see someone acting suspicious in your neighbourhood or near the vehicles and homes of your neighbours.

Kamloops RCMP has been vocal about protecting your property from crime over the past year.

They've asked the public to report any suspicious activity, or call police if someone has entered your vehicle and taken something.

— This story was updated at 10:06 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 to include new information from Kamloops RCMP.

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