RCMP investigating thefts from motor vehicles in Lunenburg County

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RCMP investigating thefts from motor vehicles in Lunenburg County

October 27, 2018, Cookville, Nova Scotia…Lunenburg District RCMP are investigating a series of thefts from unlocked vehicles that occurred in the late evening and early morning hours in Lunenburg County. Recently, 12 vehicles were targeted in the Lower Branch Rd. area and a total of 43 vehicles were broken into in the Lunenburg County area since June. Numerous valuables and small items were stolen as a result.

“We want to remind people to not leave valuables in their vehicles and to lock their doors, regardless of how safe they believe their neighbourhood is,” says Sgt. Mark MacPherson with Lunenburg District RCMP. “Living in rural areas won’t deter thieves from targeting your vehicles and property.”

Police are also reminding property owners to lock their homes, garages and outbuildings and to keep items such as ATVs and power tools kept out of sight, especially overnight. Property owners can take extra steps to deter thieves such as installing outdoor lights, motion sensors or trail cameras.

RCMP continue to follow leads in a number of these thefts but are asking the public to help by being safety conscious and to report anything suspicious. Anyone with information relating to any of these thefts are encouraged to call their local RCMP Detachment. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.