300 reports of thefts from vehicles
Jul 23, 2012 / 11:41 am
It seems with the rise in temperature comes a rise in thefts of items from vehicles.
Over the first three weeks of July, Cst. Kris Clark, says police have received upwards of 300 calls from people in Kelowna reporting thefts from their vehicles.
Clark says the spike in thefts is in direct relation to an increase in temperature.
He says the hardest hit area seems to be the Glenmore.
"A good proportion of those calls are coming from North Glenmore, but it's happening everywhere," says Clark.
"It's hard to say (if they are connected) because there are so many of them. Certainly in isolated areas like North Glenmore they very well could be connected, but because of the number it's difficult to say."
Clark says thieves are also targeting beaches and parks.
He says people show up in bikinis or a bathing suit and don't have any place to carry their valuables so they leave them in their vehicle.
Clark says they become easy targets.
He adds, too many items are being left in vehicles overnight, making them easy targets, even if the vehicle is locked.
"It really doesn't make sense why you need to leave your wallet in your car overnight, but it happens. iPods and other electronics. All those nifty things that people can snag, they are getting."
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