Vernon police investigate another rash of thefts from vehicles
Another rash of thefts from vehicles has Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP advising motorists to remove all items from their cars, trucks and vans.
Police began receiving reports of thefts from vehicles in the early morning hours of Sunday.
“The reports continued throughout the morning and officers report they are investigating at least six reported thefts from motor vehicles,” said Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP Cpl. Gerry Kovacs.
Some of the thefts occurred after windows had been smashed, and others were from unlocked vehicles.
Police had received a report earlier in the evening of a suspicious male wearing a black hoody and ball cap, and checking vehicle doors by a parking lot in the 3500 block of 30th Avenue.
“We’re reminding everyone to remove all contents from your vehicles when parked, and lock your vehicle,” said Kovacs. “We also remind people to report all suspicious activity in your neighbourhood.”
Items taken in Sunday’s spree were “typical stuff you find in cars,” said Kovacs.
“At this point, there was nothing of great value stolen,” he said. “We had one theft of some tires that were left unlocked in a carport.
“Those types of things, if they’re not locked down there are people out doing these type of thefts in the dark of night, picking up items that can easily be accessed and walked away with without causing a lot of disruption in a neighbourhood.”