CRIME ALERTS & UPDATES

Crime Alerts – Jan 12 – 18

208 Calls For West Vancouver Police Service Since Last Update

BREAK & ENTER

Break & Enter (Residential) – Westmount/Altamont Area

● Residents returned from weekend away to find rear ground level primary bedroom window smashed

● No alarm triggered. Multiple rooms targeted.

Break & Enter (Residential) – Dundarave Village Area

● Suspects broke through upper floor primary bedroom window. Residents away

● Multiple rooms targeted. No alarm targeted

Break & Enter (Residential) – Cedardale/Keith Road Area

● Rear windows smashed to enter residence. Several rooms ransacked

● Alarm triggered. Multiple rooms targeted. Suspects fled prior to police arrival

THEFT

Theft from Auto – Horseshoe Bay Drive

● Camping equipment & batteries stolen from unlocked vehicle in parked in roadside pullout

Theft from Auto – Taylor Way/Marine Dr

● Backpack, personal computer, clothing, Personal ID stolen from vehicle in retail area parking

Theft from Auto – Marine Dr / Community Centre Area

● Rear license plate stolen from vehicle parked on roadway

FRAUD

Fraud – Ambleside

● Victim responded to online ad offering rental of apartment suite. Deposit paid online lost

● Suspect claiming to be out of province realtor representing property found to be a fraudulent identity

Fraud(Attempted) – Online – Overpayment Scam

● Resident was offered payment for artwork advertised online. Suspect asked to pay for purchase with cheque for an amount more than double the agreed price, and for intended victim to forward balance to a 3rd party.

● Suspect’s cheque flagged as scam attempt by resident’s bank. Transaction halted. No loss.

Fraud – Online – Overpayment Scam

● Resident offered payment for bed advertised online. Suspect asked to pay for purchase with cheques for the purchase & funds to be forwarded to 3rd party for moving costs

● Both cheques found to be fraudulent

Fraud(Distraction) – Marine Dr/Taylor Way

● Resident offering personal accessories for sale online met buyer to conclude transaction

● Suspect showed victim cash payment, placed cash in envelope. After purchase completed, victim realized suspect had actually handed them a second envelope filed with blank papers

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