Vehicles targeted

Since Aug. 8, there have been 114 reports of thefts from vehicles.

It’s a consistent problem Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP officers are dealing with.

And that’s theft of valuables from vehicles.

Since Aug. 8, there have been 114 reports of thefts from vehicles.

“Items such as cell phones, iPads, wallets, passports, computers and tools, and all were quite visible to thieves,” said Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy.

“Quite a number of the thefts of valuables were from unlocked vehicles.”

The police are asking motorists to lock vehicle doors, remove and secure your valuables and don’t leave your keys in the vehicle.

There were 119 thefts of valuables from vehicles reported in the same time period in 2014.

“It seems to be a consistent problem,” said Noseworthy. “We are noticing a lot of people leaving valuables visible, even when we’re out at night and we walk by a car, it’s not uncommon to see phones, wallets or tools. These are all things thieves can grab and exchange for money. It’s an opportunity waiting to happen.”