Vehicle thefts spark warning

The Veron detachment is again warning motorists to take out valuables and lock their vehicles following a rash of thefts.

Vernon RCMP hate to sound like a broken record.

But the local detachment is again warning motorists to take out valuables and lock their vehicles following a rash of thefts.

“We get several reported every day and then there are the ones that don’t get reported,” said Cpl. Spencer Hornoi.

There were four thefts from vehicles on Monday.

“The bad guys are taking whatever’s in the car,” said Hornoi. “Sometimes, they don’t find anything but people know someone’s gone through their vehicle because there are papers strewn about.”

Thieves have taken items like sunglasses, car stereos, computers, iPads and iPods from across Vernon, not just one area.

The thing that also gets to RCMP is that in almost every case, thieves have easy access to the valuables.

“Very few vehicles are broken into,” said Hornoi. “The thefts are almost always from unlocked vehicles.”