Property crime posing biggest problem in Kamloops

By Chad Klassen / James Peters
July 25, 2016 - 5:27pm

KAMLOOPS — RCMP officials are asking for the public's help after a marked increase in property crime over the last three months in Kamloops.

Superintendent Brad Mueller reported to the City of Kamloops police committee today that "crimes against property" category is up 37 per cent from the time last year.

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Mueller says the whole community needs to come together to bring those numbers down.

"It's not just a policing issue, its a community issue. Everyone has a part to play in this. We need the publics assistance in terms of coming forward and reporting crime. An example, we need them to be locking up their vehicles," explain Mueller.

Mueller notes the majority of property crime reports are thefts from vehicles or break-and-enters to homes or businesses.

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