Lock up, police warn after thefts

Best to keep an eye on your sheds, carports and garages says Block Watch liaison Const. Jeremy Woods of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP.

He said a general spike in property crime has occurred lately and so a reminder may be useful.

“This does not seem to be localized to one specific area,” Woods wrote in a fan-out email delivered Thursday morning to block watch members. “We suspect the persons responsible have a vehicle and seem to move around to different neighbourhoods.”

Woods noted there has been no pattern of violence, “just thefts of whatever is easy to get their hands on.” To be on the safe side, police recommend giving your home an objective look-over to identify things that may be of value to thieves.

“Keep your valuables extra secure as we work to put these criminals in jail,” Woods said.

Those with information can call the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).