Block Watch Crime Prevention Update – Apr 4th

Good Day Block Watch Captains, Co-Captains & Participants,

West Vancouver Police have responded to 258 calls for service since our March 28th Block Watch Crime Prevention Update.

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Break & Enter

Even a small opportunity can be all offenders need. Residents of a home in the Woodgreen area returned from several days away to discover a break-in at their home. Suspects entered through a basement window left partially open.  Thieves stole copper piping from the home.

If you’re going to be away, please ensure your property is secure, with any alarm or security systems checked and active.


An unsecured vehicle in an Ambleside multi-unit residential parkade also provided an unfortunately easy theft opportunity over the past week.  The vehicle was being stored long term. Keys were left in the centre console. We urge all residents to review how they store vehicles or any personal possessions.

Image of scam text message that fraudulently claims multiple attempts were made to access your account & urges you to contact a provided email to resolve the issue.

Text Scam

The image at left is a sample of text message scam attempts noted in the community this week.  These messages are not genuine & do NOT originate from your personal bank. The message is an attempt to contact you under false pretenses & to gain access to your personal banking information. Delete any message like this without clicking on any embedded link. Do not attempt to contact individuals at the email provided. Contact your own bank directly or in person if you wish to clarify the status of your personal accounts.

Anytime you see activity of concern, please don’t hesitate to call West Vancouver Police. Call 604-925-7300 for non-emergency matters.

Call 9-1-1 in an emergency, including events that involve an immediate threat to a person or property or to report a substantive crime in progress.

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Jeff Palmer

Block Watch & Operational Support Coordinator

West Vancouver Police

t: 604-925-7300

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