Keeping your gifts out of thieves hands. Ways to prevent being the victim of theft from auto


2022-12-08 11:06 PST

Richmond RCMP working to prevent you from becoming a victim of theft from auto.

We want to ensure your gifts end up in the hands they were intended for and not some opportunistic thieves, says Corporal Ray Basi, NCO Richmond Property Crime Unit, Our officers are out there and working hard to catch those committing these crimes, we but also need the public’s help. By following some basic tips, such as not leaving gifts and other personal items in a car, the public can play an integral part in reducing these crimes.

Tips that can help prevent your vehicle from being broken into include:

For more tips on preventing theft from autos, visit the BC RCMP website.

In addition to stealing gifts or other personal items, thieves can also smash the window of your vehicle, leaving you with an expensive repair.

Anyone who has been the victim of a theft from auto, or attempted theft from auto, should report it to the police of jurisdiction. Whether something was stolen or not, reporting it allows police to investigate in an attempt to identify the individual(s) involved. It also allows police to track potential crime trends and assign additional resources to areas being targeted.

Released by

Cpl. Dennis Hwang

Media Relations Officer
Richmond RCMP
11411 No. 5 Road, Richmond, BC V7A 4E8
Office: 604-207-5189


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