Kamloops: Theft from vehicles up 27%
Oct 29, 2013 / 11:21 am
Kamloops RCMP are warning the public about a rash of petty crime, noting that theft from vehicles has increased 27 per cent compared to the same time last year.
Loose change, sunglasses, phone chargers, and cameras are the items of choice and police are seeing these thefts happen by thieves smashing out windows or by them gaining entrance through unlocked cars.
Cpl. Cheryl Bush with the Kamloops RCMP says addicts often commit these crimes of opportunity as a means to feed their drug habit.
“These people are addicted, it is a disease, and they will do what it takes to support their habit,” she says.
“The primary drugs of addiction we are seeing are meth, crack cocaine, and heroin.”
If there are no target items visible inside the vehicle, chances are they will move on, but police are asking the public to be diligent about their vehicle safety nonetheless.
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