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Six thefts from vehicles reported in one night near Saanich’s Cordova Bay

Rash of break-ins prompts police reminder about proactive crime prevention
Police are reminding motorists to make sure valuables are removed from vehicles as a way to prevent theft. (Pixabay photo)

Several vehicle break-ins were reported in Saanich’s Cordova Bay neighbourhood on Wednesday (May 26) and police are reminding residents to be proactive and prevent auto crime.

According to a Twitter post by the Saanich Police Department on Thursday, six thefts from vehicles occurred the night before in the area surrounding Claremont Secondary School.

Officers are working to identify a suspect and in the meantime, vehicle owners are encouraged to practice the 9 p.m. routine which helps to create a habit of emptying and securing vehicles at the same time every night to deter thieves.

Anyone whose vehicle was broken into – or entered if it was unlocked – can contact the Saanich Police Department non-emergency line at 250-475-4321.

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