RCMP investigate thefts in local neighbourhoods, East Hants, N.S.

RCMP investigate thefts in local neighbourhoods.

During the past three nights, East Hants District RCMP received numerous complaints of thefts from vehicles. The thefts have taken place in the Lantz and Milford areas in populated subdivisions and took place from vehicles parked in their own driveways.

Most cars were unlocked and many of them contained valuable items such as wallets and purses.

There were also a couple of instances of unlocked houses being entered and valuables removed that were near the entrance. In these instances, people were home at the time and were unaware.

The investigations in to these matters are ongoing.

RCMP want to remind residents to keep their houses locked at night and when not at home. Also keep vehicles locked, even when parked in their own driveway; and to never leave valuables inside.

‘The public must continue to do their part to reduce this type of crime.’ says Sgt. Craig Burnett of Enfield RCMP. ‘Police encourage owners to lock your doors and remove your valuables.’

If a would-be-thief finds an open vehicle, they’ll rummage through and take anything of value. If they come across a locked vehicle with valuable items left in plain sight, quite often they’ll break in and take what they want. In many cases, the cost of damage to the vehicle exceeds the value of the stolen item.

If you are the victim of any crime, police encourage you to contact them. You can also call police if you see any of the following:

• Suspicious vehicles

• Suspicious people

• Thefts including those from vehicles, your property or others

• Any activity that you may determine is suspicious

Citizens can dial 911 for emergencies and if it is a non-emergency please contact us at 902-883-7077.

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