Lock them up!
2020-01-10 13:40 PST
The Comox Valley RCMP would like to remind residents to lock and secure their vehicles while they are left unattended following a spike in thefts.
This is a preventable crime of opportunity and it costs countless hours of investigation after someone has their credit/debit cards, identification, and valuable property to be stolen said Inspector Mike Kurvers, Officer in Charge of the Comox Valley RCMP
These hours can be directed to other community priorities once we get our numbers down he added.
It only takes seconds for a thief to get into a car and swipe your things. In order to prevent break-ins or theft of a vehicle, the owner/driver should:
- Guard their keys at all times
- Park in secure, well-lit areas
- Remove valuables from the vehicle
- Always make sure to lock the vehicle
- Do not keep a spare set of keys inside your vehicle
Cst. Monika TerragniMedia Relations Officer
Comox Valley RCMP
comoxvalley.bc.rcmp.ca (English only)
800 Ryan Rd, Courtenay, BC V9N 7T1
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