It’s a simple request from the Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP detachment that could save vehicle owners a lot of grief:
Do not leave items in plain view inside the vehicle.
The local detachment has been dealing with a serious rash of thefts from vehicles over the past week.
“We have had more than 20 theft from vehicles in the past week alone,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.
One person was arrested in connection with one of the thefts but the incidents continue to happen.
Molendyk said the thefts are spread out around the city, and not happening in one specific area, and that, sometimes, the damage to the vehicle caused by people breaking in to get at the items, is more costly than the items being taken.
If you see anything suspicious, or know who is responsible for any of these thefts, please call the Vernon-North Okanagan detachment at 250-545-7171 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.