Rash of thefts have police reminding to lock up

Shawnigan Lake RCMP are reminding residents not to make thieves’ jobs any easier.

Police are investigating a rash of thefts from vehicles in the area around Holland and Princess avenues in Cobble Hill last

weekend, between 11 p.m. on Saturday and 1:30 a.m. on Sunday. Various items were taken from the vehicles.

According to police, all the vehicles seem to have been left unlocked by their owners.

"While our investigations continue, we would like to remind people that locking their vehicle doors, and securing their valuables will prevent 90 per cent of these thefts," said Const. Kevin Hopkinson.

Police believe that the crimes may be related to the theft of a vehicle from the Black Swan Pub the same night.