Date: March 23, 2021
Over the past week, there have been several reports of sheds being entered on residential properties throughout Saanich.
Since March 15, residents have reported to the Saanich Police that sheds on their properties had been entered and in most cases, items had been stolen. The common theme in all of these four incidents was that the sheds were not locked, making it easy for the suspect(s) to enter. While we would like to alert the public of these break and enters occurring in our community, we also would like to take this opportunity to ask residents to check their unlocked sheds to determine if any items are missing. If you think a theft has occurred, please contact us using our non-emergency line at 250-475-4321.
“A simple lock on the door and keeping shed windows closed can be useful deterrents against thieves looking for quick items to steal. Other crime prevention methods include adding motion sensor lighting and a home security camera.”
Cst. Markus Anastasiades
Public Information and Communications Officer