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Shuswap community hit by overnight crime spree

Crime spree in Blind Bay

A mini crime spree hit a small Shuswap community overnight.

Staff Sgt. Scott West with the Salmon Arm RCMP detachment says police received six complaints of theft from vehicles or attempted theft from vehicles in the Blind Bay area last night.

In addition, a vehicle was stolen from the same area.

Items that were stolen include change, electronics, purses, wallets, and other personal items. In one case, tools from a trailer were stolen, says West.

"As is often the case, credit cards and bank cards associated to these thefts have been used in retail stores in Salmon Arm and the Okanagan," he adds.

The culprits are believed to be travelling in the stolen vehicle. A description was not provided, however.

"Investigators are following up on information at this time, but would like to remind the public of the following – Do not leave valuables in your vehicles overnight," says West.

"Lock you vehicle or trailer when not in use."

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