The Sidney/North Saanich RCMP is advising drivers to lock their vehicles and remove any valuable after a recent spike in thefts from vehicles. (Black Press Media file photo)

Thieves target valuables left in unlocked Sidney cars

The RCMP remind drivers to lock their cars and remove all valuables

There have been reports of valuables taken from cars parked in Sidney over the weekend, with the latest reported incident happening on Courser Drive.

Local law enforcement noted there has been a dramatic increase in auto break-ins recently.

RELATED: Oak Bay vehicle thefts triple in 2018

“Investigations are ongoing but I can confirm that, this far, all targeted vehicles were unlocked. We advise residents to lock their vehicles and remove all valuables,” said Const. Meighan de Pass of the Sidney/North Saanich RCMP.

The number of break-ins will be announced soon as part of an upcoming initiative aimed at reducing vehicle crime.

The RCMP have partnered with Crime Stoppers for the initiative and it will be launched later this week.



nick.murray@peninsulanewsreview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Live wire repairs result in unplanned outage for 4,400 BC Hydro customers Tuesday night

Equipment issues results in larger, unplanned outage for Saanich, Oak Bay residents

Esquimalt Ribfest in need of volunteers

The three-day festival is happening from Sept. 6 to 8

Victoria car show’s ferry event a highlight for arriving hot-rodders

Grand opening event one of several planned for Northwest Deuce Days

Rickter Scale: The chicken’s ready when pigs fly

The Rickter Scale is a weekly column

Brentwood Bay brings $5 concerts every Wednesday

Variety of music on offer, picnics, good vibes and family friendly

VIDEO: Black bear caught climbing tree in Langford neighbourhood

Triangle Mountain residents on alert following bear sighting

Survivor of near-drowning in B.C. lake viewing life through new eyes

“If I died that day, the baby wouldn’t know his dad,” said 31-year-old Mariano Santander-Melo.

‘Beyond the call’: Teen in police custody gets birthday surprise by B.C. Mountie

Unusual celebration started when Staff Sgt. Paul Vadik went to visit the teen in his Coquitlam cell

Thunderstorms forecast across B.C.

Environment Canada has issued a thunderstorm watch for B.C.’s central Interior

Driver who killed B.C. motorcyclist receives absolute discharge

Chase family speechless following decision by BC Review Board

Lower gas prices slow annual inflation rate to Bank of Canada’s 2% bull’s-eye

Prices showed strength in other areas — led by a 17.3 per cent increase in the cost of fresh vegetables

B.C. moves to preserve 54 of its biggest, oldest trees

Fir, cedar, spruce, pine, yew set aside from logging

Report of dead body in B.C. park actually headless sex doll

This discovery, made at Manning Park on July 10, led police to uncovering two other sex mannequins

Grand Forks fire chief found to have bullied, harassed volunteer firefighter: report

WorkSafeBC, third-party human resources investigation looking into allegations complete

Most Read