Foothills warning issued

Residents of Vernon’s Foothills subdivision are being asked to lock their vehicle doors and remove items from the vehicles after three thefts Wednesday morning.

Vernon RCMP received three reports within 90 minutes of one another from Foothills Drive, Hart Lane and Whitecourt Place.

In two of the three cases, vehicles were forcibly broken into. A bag of clothing and a pair of sunglasses were stolen.

Owners of the car at the Hart Lane theft were alerted when the vehicle’s alarm went off.

A garage was left open on Foothills Drive and the thief took a TomTom GPS system from the vehicle.

“We’re asking people to secure their vehicles, and don’t leave anything visible in them to tempt thieves,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk. “Be vigilant.”

Police did receive a report of a possible dark pickup truck, perhaps a GMC model, being in the area at the time of the thefts.

Anybody with any information is asked to call the Vernon detachment at 250-545-7171, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.



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