Theft from Vehicles, HRM

Crime Of The Week

Police investigating a rash of thefts from vehicles

Halifax Regional Police has noted a recent increase in thefts from motor vehicles throughout the city. Police are currently investigating more than 40 reported thefts. In most cases, targeted vehicles had valuables left in plain sight and vehicle doors have been left unlocked or a window was broken to gain entry.

These thefts are generally crimes of opportunity, with the sight of items being a temptation for would-be thieves. Police recommend that citizens remove all items from their vehicles. We are currently investigating these events – and would like to remind the public not to leave valuables in vehicles while they are unattended.

We encourage anyone who had property stolen from their vehicle to call and report it to police. Anyone observing suspicious activity in or around parked vehicles should also report it to police immediately at 490-5020. Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca.