Kamloops hit by rash of vehicle break-ins

By Tanya Cronin
June 2, 2016 - 5:09pm Updated: June 3, 2016 - 12:10am

KAMLOOPS — RCMP are once again warning residents to take all valuables out of their vehicles, after a series of thefts over the last few nights.

From Sunday to Tuesday of this week, Kamloops RCMP investigated 16 theft from vehicle files, scattered throughout various areas of the city. Among the items taken were wallets, over $200 in cash, loose credit and bank cards, a briefcase, 2 laptop computers, 2 iPods, an mp3 player, gift cards, personal documents and liquor. Police say people need to go beyond just locking their doors.

"We've always told people to lock their car doors, but now it's important to lock your doors and take all of your personal property with you every single time, we know thieves will break in if they just see a few quarters, but if they see anything like an iPod or electronics, any kind of money they're definitely going to be breaking a window, so it's not enough to lock your doors anymore, you must lock your doors and take all of items with you," says Cpl. Jodi Shelkie with Kamloops RCMP. 

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