Residents of one Lumby neighbourhood are increasingly concerned about uninvited guests.
The RCMP have received several complaints about prowlers on Balsam Lane and Cedar Ridge.
“The latest was Thursday night when a homeowner awoke to noises outside,” said Cpl. Henry Proce, with the local detachment.
The woman ventured out with her dog and discovered her car door was open and the interior light was on.
“Clearly, someone had attempted a theft from the vehicle,” said Proce.
“Residents in the area are reminded to lock vehicle doors and report any similar occurrences to police immediately.”
In another incident, someone attempted to break into Antler’s Beer and Wine Store on Vernon Street Thursday.
“This activated a very loud intrusion alarm, which no doubt scared off the culprits,” said Proce.
“This is an excellent example of downtown businesses hardening the target to prevent greater damage or loss.”
Police and bylaw officers responded within minutes but the suspect could not be found.
Anyone with information about this attempted break-and-enter is asked to call the Lumby RCMP or Crime Stoppers.