Thief targetting daylight park users, police warn

Parks users are once again being reminded not leave anything of value in their vehicles

  • Nov. 10, 2011 4:00 p.m.

Parks users are once again being reminded not leave anything of value in their vehicles after a set of smash-and-grabs around Mount Douglas Park.

In the late afternoon on Nov. 3, two vehicles had their passenger windows broken and items that had been out of sight were stolen.

“We believe park users are being watched,” Saanich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen said.

The incident is similar to one that occurred in September at Beaver Lake Park. As well, there was a rash of these incidents last fall.

“I don’t know what else to say other than leave your stuff at home,” Jantzen said. “If you don’t, it’s subject to being taken.”

One man faces charges relating to the September break and enters at Beaver Lake Park, but police say the basic nature of this crime could mean other people are also committing the same type of crime.

kslavin@saanichnews.com