Residents in the Broadmead area of Saanich are being reminded to ensure that their vehicles are locked when parked for the evening, following a number of thefts from vehicles in that area overnight.
A total of eight vehicles were reportedly entered at some time overnight, likely in the early morning hours leading into Tuesday morning, July 15.
In all of but one of the thefts, the vehicles had been left unlocked. The keys for the eigth vehicle entered had been obtained from one of the unlocked vehicles and used to enter the other vehicle.
Items taken from the vehicles included personal accessories such and hand bags and wallets or purses. However, the property was located discarded a short distance away, with only amounts of cash missing from the vehicles.
“This, unfortunately, has become an all too common theme” said Sgt. Steve Eassie. “It would appear that only unlocked vehicles are being targeted in these events. Vehicles that had been parked and locked in the area did not appear to have fallen victim to the thieves. We cannot stress this enough, please lock your vehicles, or remove all valuables to prevent becoming a victim of this type of crime”.
Three vehicles were entered in the 1000 block of Carolwood Drive; three other vehicles were entered in the 1000 block of Quailwood Place; and two vehicles were entered in the 4400 block of Emily Carr Drive.
Anyone who may have observed anything suspicious, or who may have knowledge of the person responsible for these thefts, are asked to contact the Saanich Police Department at 250-475-4321 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Files 14-13386 / 13388 / 13396
Sgt. Steve Eassie #158