Mounties remind owners to protect vehicles from theft
Chilliwack, Upper Fraser Valley
2021-02-19 13:30 PST
File # Auto theft prevention
RCMP are reminding to lock vehicles parked for the night. Police are also urging drivers not to leave vehicles running and unattended.
A spike noted by the Chilliwack RCMP in automobiles reported stolen to police during the recent cold weather is prompting a reminder to folks to protect their vehicles from theft.
Of concern is unattended vehicles running to warm up and then stolen during the recent cold snap, says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD.
Police also remind owners to remove remote garage door openers and lock vehicles parked for the night.
RCMP remind vehicle owners theft is often a crime of opportunity and offer tips to avoid being a victim of crime:
- Lock vehicle doors;
- Do not leave running vehicles unattended;
- Remove remote garage door openers from vehicles parked for the night.
For more tips to protect your property from theft, visit us on line by clicking onto bcrcmp or our community partners at ICBC.
RCMP remind everyone who witnesses anything they believe to be suspicious in nature to contact the Chilliwack RCMP or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
Cpl. Mike RailMedia Relations Officer
Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment
45877 Wellington Avenue, Chilliwack, BC V2P 2C8
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