Thefts from cars spike in West Shore: Be sure to lock up, RCMP say

West Shore RCMP are reminding drivers to lock their vehicle doors following a spike in thefts.

Between six and 12 car break-ins have been reported on each of the past three days, said Cpl. Mike Holmes. In most cases, police believe, the cars were left unlocked. Thieves try door handles and target vehicles with GPS, alcohol, cash and other valuables visible, he said.

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“We’re seeing a steady increase in these thefts from vehicles that are insecure. All we would ask is for people to lock their doors and take their valuables out of plain sight,” Holmes said.

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