Theft from cars on the rise in Saanich

Over the past two weeks thefts from vehicles have been on the rise on Gorge Road, Glasgow Avenue and Tulip Avenue

Over the past two weeks thefts from vehicles have been on the rise in Saanich, specifically on Gorge Road, 3300-block of Glasgow Avenue and 700 to 1000 block of Tulip Avenue areas, police say.

“What’s concerning about this most recent rash of thefts is that this is not simply targeting vehicles that have been left unlocked,” Sgt. Steve Eassie said.

Many locked car doors have be broken into and windows pried back to gain entry. Most of the thefts are happening in the early morning hours. There have been over 20 break-ins in the past two weeks.

In a couple of cases the only missing items are insurance papers. People who are paying monthly insurance payments are given papers with banking information, which should not be kept in the vehicle, Eassie said.

Also being stolen are small electronic items, sunglasses and loose change.

Police remind vehicle owners to park in well lit areas and to remove all valuables from the car.

Eassie said police are looking for those responsible but it’s not an easy task. The cold weather means most people are wearing gloves, making it even harder to find forensic evidence.

kwells@goldstreamgazette.com

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