After rash of thefts, Kamloops RCMP urges drivers to secure vehicles

Between May 6 and May 12, police received 50 theft-from-vehicle reports in various neighbourhoods throughout Kamloops

Kamloops Mounties are reminding the public to lock up their valuables after seeing rash of thefts in the city.

“Every year in the spring, we experience an increase in calls for thefts from vehicles,”

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Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said. “This year is no different.”

Between May 6 and May 12, police received 50 theft-from-vehicle reports — incidents that involved doors being left unlocked, doors being locked, but windows being smashed to steal visible items in the vehicle and three cases in which garage door openers were taken out of vehicles and used to steal more items.

Shelkie said the thefts occurred in various neighbourhoods throughout Kamloops, noting the items stolen from vehicles included purses, wallets and backpacks. In the cases involving garage door openers, thieves gained entry into the garages and mainly stole bicycles.

“Unfortunately, warmer weather means that more thieves are roaming the streets,” Shelkie said. “The only way to protect your vehicle and your home is to always lock the doors and take all valuables out of the car, including the garage door opener.”

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