Hunting gear, firearms, targeted in Kamloops vehicle thefts

By Greg Fry
October 17, 2017 - 2:27pm

KAMLOOPS — A rash of thefts from vehicles has prompted Kamloops RCMP to remind residents to lock their vehicles and to clear them of all valuables.

This after police received 12 reports of thefts from vehicles Sunday and Monday.

Of these 12 thefts, police say three vehicles had hunting gear and firearms stolen. Two of the vehicles had their windows smashed and the other vehicle had been left unlocked.

"The police realize it is hunting season and often hunters get home late from a day in the woods, but it is extremely important that they always take their firearms into their residences and secure them properly," says Cpl. Jodi Shelkie. "Rifles and shotguns that have been stolen can be used in the commission of an offence and/or could result in someone being injured."

Along with the firearms that were stolen, thousands of dollars in hunting gear was taken including knives, ammunition and binoculars.



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