Thieves target unlocked vehicles in Lake Country

Lake Country Police are warning the public to remove valuables and properly secure their vehicles.

On Oct. 3 Lake Country RCMP responded to several thefts from vehicles in the Okanagan Centre area.

Police have seen an increase in these types of thefts over the past couple of weeks. The reports reveal that someone is targeting unlocked vehicles at night but the suspect(s) have also broken windows to gain access.

In one report, an unlocked home was entered while the occupants slept.

The most common items stolen include credit cards, cash and wallets but have also included notebook computers and other electronics.

Police ask that the public follow these tips to help prevent future thefts:

  • At home, light your driveway at night. Elsewhere, park in well-lit areas near pedestrian traffic

  • Do not leave wallets or purses containing personal identification in an unattended vehicle or you could become a victim of identity theft

  • Remove all valuables from plain view, even if your car is locked. Take the items with you or secure them in the trunk out of sight

  • Report any suspicious persons or activities near a vehicle in your neighbourhood to police immediately, and let the police determine if it’s a crime in progress

  • Always lock your car, even at home or in a ‘secure’ underground parking.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Lake Country RCMP at 250-766-2288. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

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