With ski season here, Kamloops Mounties are warning people to not leave ski equipment in their vehicles.
Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said during recent patrols of vehicles in residential neighbourhoods, volunteers and officers have noticed a large number of vehicles with ski equipment left inside.
Many of the vehicles were locked, but the equipment was in plain view.
Shelkie said there has been a rise in theft from vehicles in which entry was gained by breaking a window. In all cases, items were stolen that had been left in plain sight.
“It’s hard to say if skiers are preparing for the next day and put their equipment in their vehicles the night before heading to the hill or if, when they arrive home, they are tired and leave their valuables in the vehicle, with a plan to retrieve them the next day,” she said.
“But whatever the reason, skiers are reminded that locking a vehicle is not enough if you leave your valuable equipment inside. Always take all sporting goods and other valuables out of your vehicle and then lock the doors.”