Contact: Cst. Nicole Braithwaite
West Vancouver – With the holiday season upon us, the West Vancouver police are urging residents and visitors of West Vancouver to lock your doors and remove valuables from your vehicles.
In the past three months, West Vancouver has had 75 reports of theft from vehicles. While not all of these incidents could have been prevented, the majority of these thefts have occurred to vehicles which were left unlocked.
Here are some simple steps that you can take to protect yourself from auto crime, especially during this holiday season:
• Lock your doors
• Park in a well-lit high traffic area
• Do not leave any valuables inside an unoccupied vehicle
• Consider shopping with reusable bags to conceal branding and logos.
“We know that West Vancouver is a very safe community and people can take advantage of that.” Says Cst. Nicole Braithwaite “The holiday season is here and people are looking for gifts to steal. Help us lock out auto crime by making a habit of locking your doors and removing valuables from your vehicle.”
Report all suspicious activity to the police.