A woman was caught on surveillance footage as she tried to open the doors of two vehicles parked at a residence in View Royal. The doors were locked, so she left. (Screenshot/West Shore RCMP video)

VIDEO: West Shore RCMP tell public to lock vehicles after woman caught trying doors

Police receive footage from View Royal resident

West Shore RCMP remind the public to lock vehicle doors after receiving footage of a woman trying to open car doors at a residence.

On June 28, a View Royal resident gave West Shore RCMP surveillance footage showing a woman trying to open the car doors of two vehicles parked in the resident’s driveway.

READ ALSO: Oak Bay vehicle thefts triple in 2018

Police said the resident keeps their doors locked so the woman walked away empty-handed.

In the video, an individual is seen walking past the driveway followed by the woman who runs in between both vehicles, trying to open the driver’s side door on one and the passenger door on another. After seeing they are locked, she walks away.

“We get regular complains regarding theft from vehicles all over the West Shore,” said Const. Nancy Saggar of West Shore RCMP. “Please keep your doors locked. We suggest incorporating a nightly routine in your home. Before you head off to bed, make sure your vehicle doors are locked and bring your valuables inside.”

READ ALSO: West Shore RCMP police dog sniffs out suspect in View Royal

Police are asking anyone who knows the suspect to call West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264 or report anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Scarlet fever reported at Victoria elementary school

Parents advised to look for symptoms of ‘strawberry tongue’ and rash

Saanich dog walkers react to potential review of bylaws allowing off-leash dogs on beaches

Focus should have remained on migratory birds, not on dog behaviour, says Cadboro Bay dog walker

No dogs allowed off-leash at Luxton Fairgrounds in Langford

New sign placed by Metchosin Farmers Institute on Wednesday, Feb. 19

North Saanich’s Deep Cove Market up for sale for almost $1.8 million

Long-time owner Rosemary Scott hopes the public will understand her decision

Council approve temporary storage to extend life of Oak Bay Fire Hall

It’s cute, it’s iconic, but the picturesque Oak Bay Fire Hall is… Continue reading

Protecting privacy key to stopping spread of COVID-19, B.C. health officials say

The number of coronavirus cases in B.C. remains at seven

Private clinics would harm ‘ordinary’ people using public system in B.C.: lawyer

Health Minister Adrian Dix announced in 2018 that the government would begin to fine doctors $10,000

B.C. terminates contract with hospice society refusing assisted death

Delta Hospice Society loses hospital service fund of $1.5 million

Child in hospital following fatal crash that killed father, sibling on B.C. highway

The single vehicle crash occured near Kamloops on Highway 5A

‘Die!’: Vernon councillor mailed death threat

This story contains information that might be sensitive to some readers

Hidden message connects Castlegar homeowners decades apart

The Rodgers family was surprised when a message fell out of the walls as they were renovating

Two B.C. men plead guilty to bus-terminal assault of man with autism in Ontario

Parmvir Chahil and Jaspaul Uppal due to be sentenced in June for aggravated assault

B.C. Liberals call for assistance on soaring strata insurance rates

NDP’s Carole James says problem is across the country

Most Read