Glenora theft binge a reminder to keep those vehicle doors locked

An overnight petty crime spree in rural Glenora has police reminding Cowichanians to lock their vehicles.

“North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP this morning received several complaints of thefts from vehicles,” Cpl. Kevin Day said on Tuesday.

“It appears the culprits were casing neighbourhoods, checking for unlocked doors on vehicles. They were taking any items of value in vehicles that were not secured.”

While locked cars were left untouched by the crooks, unlocked vehicles lost iPods, tools, and other electronic items.

“There were no signs of forced entry anywhere, and all the complainants advised their vehicles were unlocked,” Day said.

Cars were hit on Mountain View Road, Dogwood Road, and Cormorant Place — all within a few blocks of each other — in Glenora.

“And I’m sure there were other incidences that haven’t been reported yet,” Day added. “Other cars were gone through, but nothing was stolen. If anyone has information, please call Crime Stoppers — it’s important to report these incidents to the police even if nothing is stolen. It helps us identify more of the pattern during the night, and also, at times, the investigators may be able to gather more information that will hopefully lead to an arrest.”

Call the local RCMP detachment at 250-748-5522, Crime Stoppers anonymous tips line at 1-800-222-8477.

“The message from police, especially during this time of year, is thieves will be on the look-out for these kinds of opportunities,” Day added.

“Do not leave your valuables in your vehicle. Take the extra effort to bring them inside, and secure your vehicles.”

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