60% increase in thefts in 1 month


2022-09-15 01:02 PDT

After a sixty-percent spike in thefts in Golden in the last month, the Golden-Field RCMP is sharing information and tips on auto theft and crime reduction strategies.

Person stealing a purse from a vehicle through an open passenger window.

Criminals who break into vehicles are known as opportunistic offenders. That means that they tend to look for easy targets like vehicles with valuables left in the open or vehicles that have been left unlocked or running.

Please do your part to keep your belongings and neighbourhoods safe from opportunistic thieves. The following are some tips to avoid being the victim of theft.


Do not:

If you see something, say something!

Public safety is everyone's responsibility—and it is easy. The best way to do your part for public safety is to get connected to your neighbourhood, pay attention to what is going on around you and report any criminal or suspicious activity to the police.


Released by

Cst. Kat Robinson

Media Relations Officer
Golden-Field RCMP
1419 11th Ave N Golden BC V0A 1H0

Email: katherine.robinson@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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