Halifax District RCMP warns that a recent decline in motor vehicle thefts should not deter people from protecting their vehicles.
The number of thefts has declined in comparison to this time last year. Halifax District RCMP received 17 reports of stolen vehicles January through March, 2017 compared to 33 January through March, 2016. However, two recent thefts, between April 19 and 20, highlight that no one is immune from falling victim.
A black 2010 Jeep Compass was last seen around 6 p.m. on April 19 and was reported stolen the morning of April 20. It was taken from the driveway of a house on Brooks Dr. in East Preston.
A brown 2003 Honda Civic was last seen between 6 p.m. on April 19 and 2 p.m. on April 20. It was stolen from an apartment building parking lot on Woodlyn Dr. in Hammonds Plains.
Police remind residents to take all available precautions to protect their vehicles, including locking doors and removing keys from vehicles.
Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact Halifax District RCMP at 902-490-5020. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.
Source: Media Release