Victoria police launch holiday shopping safety campaign

Since October theft from vehicles has seen a three-percent decrease

Victoria police crime watch volunteers are now patrolling malls and parking lots to prevent theft from vehicles, and to remind people to store purchases out of sight, and park their cars in well-lit areas.

Since October theft from vehicles has seen a three-percent decrease, said the department’s spokesperson, Const. Mike Russell.

“This is a crime of opportunity, so if you’re going to give a criminal the opportunity they are going to take it,” he said.