In the past week Kimberley RCMP noted a spike in thefts in various areas and want to remind the public to lock their vehicles.
The first occurred on Saturday morning (Feb 21) in Marysville when two subjects were seen running from an abandoned truck around 1:15 am. Police attended, located the registered owner and determined it had been stolen. While following up on that police were alerted to a theft from vehicle, subject(s) had taken a tool box, from pick-up truck. The tool box was recovered a few blocks away. Police attempted to track the suspects by following foot prints in the snow and noted that the tracks lead to a number of vehicles prior to the theft location.
On Feb 25 police received a report where a knife was stolen from a vehicle near the downtown core of Kimberley. Two vehicles had been broken into and gone through. On the same day a report was received about a vehicle at Lussier Hot Springs that was damaged and a wallet stolen.
Please ensure you keep your vehicle locked and valuables out of sight.
Although the police are out in the community actively patrolling areas, public education and awareness is often the key to curtaining criminal activity.