RCMP urge Kings County res­i­dents to lock their ve­hi­cles

Annapolis Valley Register - - NEWS -

Thefts from ve­hi­cles are on the rise, say the Kings RCMP.

Const. Jeff Wil­son says the RCMP has noted an in­crease of thefts from ve­hi­cles left un­locked overnight in some ar­eas of Kings County dur­ing the past few weeks. The ar­eas most com­monly im­pacted are North Kentville, Cold­brook, Cen­ter­ville and Kingston.

Thieves have tar­geted per­sonal prop­erty items, Wil­son said, with com­mon items stolen from ve­hi­cles in­clud­ing money, cell­phones, com­put­ers, tools and, on oc­ca­sion, the ve­hi­cle it­self.

Wil­son is ad­vis­ing area res­i­dents to fol­low crime pre­ven­tion tips to avoid be­com­ing vic­tims:

•Do not leave your key or key fob in the car

•Re­move or hide all valu­ables •Close the car windows

• Lock the car doors •Ac­ti­vate your alarm if you have one

•Park in a well-lit area at night if pos­si­ble

•Don’t keep garage door open­ers in the car if it’s not parked in the garage

•Never leave your car unat­tended and run­ning

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion per­tain­ing to these in­ci­dents in asked to con­tact Kings Dis­trict RCMP at 902-765-3317 or 902-679-5555. 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 tapped or traced and if po­lice make an ar­rest and lay charges based on a tip, call­ers qual­ify for a cash award.

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